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6 Resources for Teaching Astronomy in Your Classroom

Posted on Mon, May 23, 2022

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.

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Did You See Our Feature in the LA Times?

Posted on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Last week, the Los Angeles Times came out and visited our mobile planetarium program at Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, California. The SkyDome Planetarium is our famous portable planetarium that allows students to experience the sun, moon, stars and planets right inside their school! The SkyDome is one of the most immersive ways to teach students about space. With high-quality animations and real-time visuals, this program will give students K-8 an up-close tour of the universe.

The LA Times wrote a very nice article about their experience with the SkyDome program and took some wonderful pictures, which are usually difficult to take inside the dark planetarium. The pictures turned out great, and the article was excellent, truly revealing the goals and the appeal of our assembly program.

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Bring the Planetarium to You | SkyDome Planetarium

Posted on Wed, Nov 22, 2017

There's no way to truly experience SkyDome Planetarium without going inside for yourself, but if you are eager to find out immediately how the experience is, this video will give you a taste of what you can expect.  Check it out!

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The Universe at Your Fingertips!

Posted on Tue, May 2, 2017

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”.

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Everyone Can Explore the Solar System in the SkyDome Planetarium

Posted on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The 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 of our galaxy, and back again to our lovely little planet.  Ryan Thompson blasts you off on this cosmic journey in this short video.

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Discover How Different Cultures Explore The Night Sky

Posted on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Discover How Different Cultures Explore The Night Sky

Go on a journey through time and your school! Celestial Voyage  is our assembly program which crosses astronomy and history in a new take on our most popular assembly of all time.

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New Program "Our Solar System" Explores The Milky Way

Posted on Tue, Sep 1, 2015

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!

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Mobile Ed is Going to Space!

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Well, sort of...

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End of an Era - Space Shuttles, The Earth Balloon and The Sky Dome

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2011

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.

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Space Stations, Hurricanes and Portable Planetarium School Shows

Posted on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

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!

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