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Don’t miss these exciting Programs in the Travelers Science Dome at the Gengras Planetarium!
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.
Why does it rain or snow? What makes clouds? Learn about the basic science of weather and compare weather in Connecticut with weather in other places in our solar system!
From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet
Journey to the year 2132 and follow a young woman named Carina as she studies geology on a future mars base. Her younger brother, Aidan, is back on earth preparing for an internship on the Lunar Base. Experience living on earth and Mars from the perspective of these siblings of the future.
Coming in February:
Take a journey across the electromagnetic spectrum and discover the reason for color. Look inside a plant leaf and inside the human eye. Investigate X-rays from space and in a doctor’s office. Discover the actual color of dinosaurs. Cosmic Colors is a production of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.
The Sky Tonight and Seasons – Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) at 2 pm!
Using the planetarium’s digital projection system, educators take visitors on a live tour of the current night sky. This program includes the current seasonal path of the Sun (with explanation of the reason for the seasons) and visible seasonal constellations and how to locate any visible planets.