-Directed by Ken Brandt
-Superintendent Dr. Shanita Wooten
*Please note that there is no planetarium program Friday, May 29th, or Tuesday, June 2nd*
The Robeson planetarium's doing virtual planetarium programs every T-F at 10 am. All programs include a tour of the Night sky.
Tuesday: SpaceX and Human Spaceflight
Wednesday: SpaceX and Human Spaceflight
Special second Program Wednesday, May 27th at 4:30 PM, launch of SpaceX Dragon
Thursday: World Premier of the Jet Propulsion Lab's Return From Mars-a fulldome video production about Martian Sample Return and the next great mission to Mars-Perseverance
Friday: No program-graduation
Zoom meeting ID: 460-184-4271
Saturday, May 30th Planetarium Program:
World Premier of the Jet Propulsion Lab's Return From Mars-a fulldome video production about Martian Sample Return and the next great mission to Mars-Perseverance
Tune in Saturday at Noon EDT
Zoom meeting ID: 460-184-4271
Here's a link to a video I did about the Mars rover Perseverance
Good websites to go to and keep your brain active:
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ : links to many STEM related activities, games, and space resources
Storytime from Space (Astronauts aboard International Space Station reading picture books) https://storytimefromspace.com/
My Sky Tonight, activities for Preschool / early learners from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. https://astrosociety.org/education-outreach/early-learners/my-sky-tonight.html
Khan Academy has a Cosmology & Astronomy section: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/cosmology-and-astronomy?fbclid=IwAR3GexU3_uKAsQYod4AGZlTpQ3DnzgiLDvS0v0dgeXrz0udjjpO7U7KKxRo
"Infiniscope’s interdisciplinary online learning experiences bring Earth and space science to life. Each experience has resources for educators that include lesson plans, misconception alerts, and NGSS alignment documents. Create an account to enroll your students to save and track progress, view responses to embedded assessments, and identify learning gaps. Whether you are exploring Mars, investigating the extinction of the dinosaurs, or curious about the origins of life on Earth, Infiniscope’s virtual field trips bring the wonder of Earth and space science to you"
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/nora-dot-eisner/planet-hunters-tess : citizen science activities that allow you to discover planets orbiting other stars
https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html?fbclid=IwAR15acij5bXU2LyTwYBP1FqKrktiVZKgBf2zJQFzxZAg76w5ybCS_8BdZsE : NASA-compiled set of activities and such.
https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning : lessons and activity videos sorted by grade level
https://www.calacademy.org/blogs/educator-news/learning-resources-for-students-at-home?fbclid=IwAR2M01PJGl_krvht_VTYe3a7QIWlw_IeYBHM-7dSyaFg0M0Bam0du4cw4WU : many self-guided tours of this world class institution
https://sites.google.com/dpi.nc.gov/remote-learning-resources/home?authuser=0 NCDPI compendium of assorted sites covering all subjects
https://unctv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/universe/ : from NPR and WWGBH in Boston, this collection of resources sorted by grade level
Tweet us at @robesonplanet
Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/robeson_planet/
wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robeson_Planetarium_and_Science_Center
Check out our grade-level appropriate activities and resources on our links to the left.
All live programs for schools and the public are postponed until further notice due to the current executive order from Gov. Cooper to help prevent the spread of contagion.
The Rising Phoenix's page is here: http://www.robesonrisingphoenix.org/
Mars rover Opportunity's last panorama:
Or Email Ken Brandt
Please note that our schedule is subject to change, as current events in space science dictate.
For school groups: 40 students and 3 adults can be comfortably seated indoors
For information email
The Robeson Planetarium will be offering virtual programs this Saturday, May 2nd, at Noon EDT. People can get the planetarium experience, all from the comfort of their homes! This Saturday's program features the future of Mars Exploration, followed by a view of the evening and morning skies. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary! Zoom.us; meeting ID 460-184-4271