More Planetarium Shows at Home!

Rice University is continuing their at-home planetarium show series with two more shows, Wednesdays, May 20 and 27, at 5pm MDT. These shows include a live Q&A session afterwards with the producer, Patricia Reiff, and the author, Carolyn Sumners. The programs are free and are conducted on the Zoom platform, but do require you to register in order to get the link to the Zoom meeting.

May 20, 5 pm MDT: We Choose Space! is a planetarium show for audiences of all ages who dream of space and wonder about human spaceflight after Shuttle. It’s filled with real adventures for the near frontier. Positive, possible, and exciting — this is a promise we can make to our children, our future astronauts. Astronauts Scott Parazinsky, Tom Jones and Gene Cernan, and veteran space reporter Walter Cronkite are your tour guides on this adventure to the completed International Space Station and to the past and future moon. The show is 24 minutes long (not including the Q&A session). REGISTER HERE to watch the show, and click below for an educator’s guide including learning activities and more

May 27, 5 pm MDT: The Great Planet Adventures is packed with off-world thrills on other planets. With muscles and bones made on Earth, you’ll be a super star on the solar system’s low-gravity worlds. Imagine zip lining on the scorched Mercury or snowmobiling when it really snows on Pluto. Bungee jumping into outer space from an asteroid is like low-g diving from the tallest cliff or rappelling into deepest canyon in the solar system. Without gravity’s strong pull, you can glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jet-pack in a geyser’s spray on Triton, or even drive a monster truck along a steep lunar crater wall. THE GREAT PLANET ADVENTURES brings you each of these incredible off-world adventures. The show is 24 minutes long and geared for family viewing. REGISTER HERE to watch the show.

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