T.C. Williams Planetarium

The T.C. Williams Planetarium is a valuable resource that supports students' ability to learn and understand science. The planetarium is committed to high quality astronomy and space science education services and provides outreach programs to students, families, and the community.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

Programs offered at the planetarium are intended to create an awareness of the cosmos, encourage creative thinking and inspire the next generation of explorers! Teachers can email or call the planetarium to schedule a visit for in accordance with specified educational objectives. In addition to school programs, families are invited each month to planetarium at T.C. Williams High School for an exciting and educational hour-long presentation.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Astronomy, Solar System, Planets, Physics.

contact info
Phone: 703-824-6805
Email: planetarium@acps.k12.va.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Program Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Registration: Online, 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.

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T.C. Williams Planetarium

The T.C. Williams Planetarium is a valuable resource that supports students' ability to learn and understand science. The planetarium is committed to high quality astronomy and space science education services and provides outreach programs to students, families, and the community.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Programs offered at the planetarium are intended to create an awareness of the cosmos, encourage creative thinking and inspire the next generation of explorers! Teachers can email or call the planetarium to schedule a visit for in accordance with specified educational objectives. In addition to school programs, families are invited each month to planetarium at T.C. Williams High School for an exciting and educational hour-long presentation.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Astronomy, Solar System, Planets, Physics.

contact info
Phone: 703-824-6805
Email: planetarium@acps.k12.va.us

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Program Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Registration: Online, 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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