Education Resources

For Educators

The Planetarium shows highlight the constellations visible in the night sky during the current season. Additional astronomical objects and concepts are discussed during each show as well. Shows also highlight the planets visible to the unaided eye.

Please note that the planetarium shows are geared for general audiences. They do not follow any particular curriculum and may contain topics that you may or may not have already discussed in your classes. If you would like a particular astronomical object or topic discussed in more detail at a private show, please notify the Planetarium director to see if it is feasible.

If your students have special needs or requirements please contact the Planetarium director to ensure that they can be adequately addressed.

Astronomy Resources

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Each day a new picture is published with a description written by a professional astronomer.
  • ISS - This website tells you when the international Space Station (ISS), Hubble Telescope and other satellites will pass overhead.
  • NASA - This is the official National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) web site. Mission to Mars and other space programs are accessed through this site.
  • ESA - The European Space Agency (ESA) manages many space missions such as the Hubble Telescope.
  • JPL - The Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) website. Part of NASA this site manages probes such as the Cassini probe orbiting the planet Saturn.
  • USNO - The United States Naval Office astronomy website. Times of the rising and setting of the Sun, Moon and planets as well as Moon phases, ephemeris and other astronomical data.
  • - general aerospace and astronomical news.