This is a portable planetarium where people observe the night sky at any time of the day! Learn about stars, constellations, and planets and how they appear in the night sky on any day and hour of the year. With Starlab, up to 20 star-gazers can study subjects ranging from constellations of different cultures, the positions and motions of planets, telling time with the stars, navigating by the sky, cycles of the sun and moon, the reason for seasons, and other facets of astronomy. See the STARLAB® home page for detailed information. Ages 8 and up.
Sound and Light
We will ponder the characteristics and behaviors of sound and light and the mechanisms by which they are produced, propagated, and detected. Sound is a wave which is created by vibrating objects and propagated through a medium from one location to another. Light is said to travel in both a wavelike manner and a particle-like manner. This is called the wave-particle duality which states that photons do have a mass and travel along on a wave. We will explore the nature of each and provide an entertaining sound and light show to bring us to a sensory crescendo. Ages 10 and up.