Chesapeake Planetarium

The Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater consists of a hemispherical dome ceiling and digital projection system presenting a highly detailed picture of the heavens. Images appear to move across the sky in a way that accurately reproduces natural changes. The daily and annual motions of the Earth, as well as the latitudinal change of the observer are controlled, thus allowing the planetarium to act as a “time machine” capable of taking the viewer to see celestial events of the past or future. Special effects projectors demonstrate such phenomena as auroras, comets, lightning, and the solar system as viewed from space.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-4PM.

School

Experience the solar system at Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater. From auroras to lightning, your group will be amazed as they watch the projector’s special effects roll across the planetarium ceiling. All programs cover the current night sky, the visible planets, and contain stories from mythology. Dependent on grade level, programs may also include the cause for day and night, weather, phases of the moon, geology, stars and more. Planetarium programs are designed mainly for elementary and middle school, but programs for other grades all the way through college are available.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Solar System, Planets, Storytelling, Weather, Geology.

contact info
Name: Dr. Robert Hitt.
Phone: 757-547-0153
Email: robert.hitt@cpschools.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chesapeake Planetarium

The Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater consists of a hemispherical dome ceiling and digital projection system presenting a highly detailed picture of the heavens. Images appear to move across the sky in a way that accurately reproduces natural changes. The daily and annual motions of the Earth, as well as the latitudinal change of the observer are controlled, thus allowing the planetarium to act as a “time machine” capable of taking the viewer to see celestial events of the past or future. Special effects projectors demonstrate such phenomena as auroras, comets, lightning, and the solar system as viewed from space.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-4PM.

Scouts

Experience the solar system at Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater. From auroras to lightning, your group will be amazed as they watch the projector’s special effects roll across the planetarium ceiling. All programs cover the current night sky, the visible planets, and contain stories from mythology. Dependent on grade level, programs may also include the cause for day and night, weather, phases of the moon, geology, stars and more. Planetarium programs are designed mainly for elementary and middle school, but programs for other grades all the way through college are available.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Solar System, Planets, Storytelling, Weather, Geology.

contact info
Name: Dr. Robert Hitt.
Phone: 757-547-0153
Email: robert.hitt@cpschools.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chesapeake Planetarium

The Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater consists of a hemispherical dome ceiling and digital projection system presenting a highly detailed picture of the heavens. Images appear to move across the sky in a way that accurately reproduces natural changes. The daily and annual motions of the Earth, as well as the latitudinal change of the observer are controlled, thus allowing the planetarium to act as a “time machine” capable of taking the viewer to see celestial events of the past or future. Special effects projectors demonstrate such phenomena as auroras, comets, lightning, and the solar system as viewed from space.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-4PM.

Camp

Experience the solar system at Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater. From auroras to lightning, your group will be amazed as they watch the projector’s special effects roll across the planetarium ceiling. All programs cover the current night sky, the visible planets, and contain stories from mythology. Dependent on grade level, programs may also include the cause for day and night, weather, phases of the moon, geology, stars and more. Planetarium programs are designed mainly for elementary and middle school, but programs for other grades all the way through college are available.

topics covered:
Solar System, Planets, Storytelling, Weather, Geology.

contact info
Name: Dr. Robert Hitt.
Phone: 757-547-0153
Email: robert.hitt@cpschools.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chesapeake Planetarium

The Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater consists of a hemispherical dome ceiling and digital projection system presenting a highly detailed picture of the heavens. Images appear to move across the sky in a way that accurately reproduces natural changes. The daily and annual motions of the Earth, as well as the latitudinal change of the observer are controlled, thus allowing the planetarium to act as a “time machine” capable of taking the viewer to see celestial events of the past or future. Special effects projectors demonstrate such phenomena as auroras, comets, lightning, and the solar system as viewed from space.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-4PM.

Homeschool

Experience the solar system at Chesapeake Planetarium Sky Theater. From auroras to lightning, your group will be amazed as they watch the projector’s special effects roll across the planetarium ceiling. All programs cover the current night sky, the visible planets, and contain stories from mythology. Dependent on grade level, programs may also include the cause for day and night, weather, phases of the moon, geology, stars and more. Planetarium programs are designed mainly for elementary and middle school, but programs for other grades all the way through college are available.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Solar System, Planets, Storytelling, Weather, Geology.

contact info
Name: Dr. Robert Hitt.
Phone: 757-547-0153
Email: robert.hitt@cpschools.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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