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Star Theater Public Show for Families

Star Theater show

Full dome planetarium feature "Earth, Moon and Sun" plus a live night sky show.

Family shows (at 11 a.m.) are designed for families with young children (ages 4 to 10).


About the show: "Earth, Moon and Sun"

Earth, Moon, & Sun explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. The program helps viewers understand why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of solar energy. The Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses, along with past and future space exploration to the moon and beyond, are explored. While appropriate for general audiences, students in grades two through five will enjoy this look at the Earth, Moon and Sun system.


STAR THEATER

The Space Science Center’s Star Theater at Morehead State University is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium serving the surrounding area of Eastern Kentucky. The planetarium offers public shows on second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis: reservations do not need to be made in advance. Tickets may be purchased with cash or a check at the door. We cannot take credit cards. Typically, a planetarium show includes a special feature from our extensive program library as well as a tour of the night sky. We offer laser shows Saturdays throughout the year.

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