Discover How Different Cultures Explore The Night Sky
Go on a journey through time and space...in your school! Celestial Voyage crosses astronomy and history in a new take on our most popular assembly of all time.
The story of your fascinating Celestial Voyage presentation will start in the ancient times, when the main lens for the observation of the heavens was not in a telescope, but in the imagination of our human ancestors.
Your expert presenter will use our state-of-the-art digital SkyDome Planetarium to not only explore the galaxy, but also to introduce how the Glass Lens Revolution shifted the focus of astronomy from numerous mythological explanations of the heavens, to purely scientific explanations.
The Celestial Voyage school assembly discusses...
- The origins of astronomy
- How ancient cultures studied the night sky
- The Glass Lens Revolution
- The Scientific Method
- Finding important fixtures in the night sky
- The constellations of multiple ancient cultures
The presentation will provide practical and efficient instructions to your students about how to use various constellations in order to find the most important star in our night sky, Polaris. We will also explore how the ancient Egyptians related to the most important star in their constellation system, Sirius. Other ancient cultures in which various constellations provided a farming calendar will also be discussed.
The presentation will culminate by traveling through time to ultimately learn how the passing of time changes our celestial perspectives!
Celestial Voyage is available in California, Oregon and Washington for the 2015-2016 school year.