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Don’t miss these exciting Programs in the Travelers Science Dome at the Gengras Planetarium!
WINTER SCHEDULE: February 2019
The Great Space Chase
A high-tech space exploration suit has been stolen and futuristic police officer Jake takes you along as he leaves Earth to investigate. Swing through the solar system and far beyond as you help find the thief and bring them to justice.
Presented By DNR Laboratories
Lars the Little Polar Bear
Lars the Little Polar Bear is a story about a young polar bear who explores his arctic home, meeting friends along the way. Children will learn about the arctic climate, the animals that live here, and how to find the Big and Little Dipper in the night sky.
Molecularium – Riding Snowflakes
Oxy, the Oxygen atom, and her Hydrogen friends, Hydro and Hydra, travel and sing across the Universe to investigate how atoms form molecules. They shrink down to the atomic level to ride a snowflake as it builds and then turns to rain. Then, they meet Carbón and his friends who teach them about metals, polymers, and why carbon is needed for life.
The Molecularium project is part of the educational and outreach program of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures
Join Mandy, her brother Billy, “V” and Chief Meteorologist Brad Field to experience Connecticut’s as well as solar system’s most extreme weather events. This show covers basic weather concepts and some of the science behind weather and is filled with unique footage and images.