David M. Brown Planetarium

The David M. Brown Planetarium has dedicated nearly fifty years of service to Arlington students and the greater community. The Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium provide programming including full dome programs and fascinating lectures from the field of Astronomy and other scientific fields designed to broaden our appeal to the planetarium-going public.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

The planetarium currently offers three shows daily at 9:30am, 10:45am, and 12:45pm. Schools may schedule a visit to the planetarium by calling the Planetarium office. School programs include One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Big Adventure; Magic Tree House Space; Zula Patrol: Under the Weather; Tilt; Earth, Moon, and Sun; Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum; Oasis in Space; and Cell! Cell! Cell!.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Science, Solar System, Planets, Weather, Physics, Biology.

contact info
Name: Jonathan Harmon, Planetarium Director.
Phone: 703-228-6017
Email: jonathan.harmon@apsva.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Program Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free 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.

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David M. Brown Planetarium

The David M. Brown Planetarium has dedicated nearly fifty years of service to Arlington students and the greater community. The Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium provide programming including full dome programs and fascinating lectures from the field of Astronomy and other scientific fields designed to broaden our appeal to the planetarium-going public.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

The planetarium currently offers three shows daily at 9:30am, 10:45am, and 12:45pm. Schools may schedule a visit to the planetarium by calling the Planetarium office. School programs include One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Big Adventure; Magic Tree House Space; Zula Patrol: Under the Weather; Tilt; Earth, Moon, and Sun; Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum; Oasis in Space; and Cell! Cell! Cell!.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Science, Solar System, Planets, Weather, Physics, Biology.

contact info
Name: Jonathan Harmon, Planetarium Director.
Phone: 703-228-6017
Email: jonathan.harmon@apsva.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Program Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free 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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