If you take a look at any culture, it doesn't take long to find the signs and tells of astronomy deeply rooted within them. In ancient times, astronomy was studied and used as an essential tool in helping people determine the timing of important agricultural events like spring planting and fall harvests. The orientation of the ancient constellations was used as a clock by which time could be measured. “Indigenous astronomy“ was the astronomy that existed long before the Ancient Greeks and the modern era.Read More
Education Through Entertainment
Last week, the Los Angeles Times visited our mobile planetarium program at Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, California. They wrote a very nice article about the SkyDome program and took some wonderful pictures, which are usually difficult to take inside the dark planetarium.
There's no way to truly experience SkyDome Planetarium without going inside for yourself, but this video will give you a taste of what you can expect. Check it out!Read More
One of the perks about working with Mobile Ed is you see a LOT of America! Sadly most of the time it is just through your windshield because there is no time to stop and “see the sights”.Read More
SkyDome Planetarium has been our most popular school assembly program of all time for a reason: it's awesome! The standard in portable field trips, SkyDome takes your whole school through the solar system, to the stars, and back again. Ryan Thompson blasts you off on this cosmic journey in this short video.
Take a trip around the planets with our brand-new astronomy assembly
We're excited to announce an exciting new science assembly - Our Solar System! Developed by one of our most experienced and educated performers, Our Solar System uses our Sky Dome planetarium dome and digital projector to take your students on a trip around, well, our solar system!Read More
Well, today marks the end of an era! Space Shuttle Endeavor blasted off successfully today on what will be the last of that shuttle's flights. Space Shuttle Endeavour was the fifth of the shuttle orbiters. The first flight of the orbiter Endeavour was STS-49 mission in May 7, 1992. Space Shuttle Endeavour was named after the first ship commanded by James Cook. Captain James Cook was an 18th century British explorer, navigator and astronomer.
I really love what we do! Bringing an excitement about science to kids through awesome science assemblies is exciting in itself! Seeing their faces filled with awe and knowing we had a part in creating that awe is a wonderfully fulfilling feeling!