Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids: The Mouth of the Fish

When

Saturday, November 28

11:30am Where

Zoom and FB Live

Admission Registration required

Do your kids love the Planetarium? We do, too—and since we can’t get together under the dome yet, we will bring the Planetarium to you!

In the Southern sky this time of the year is a bright star called Fomalhaut, which marks the mouth of Piscis Austrinus, the constellation of the Southern Fish. It might not look like much to our eyes, but there is a lot going on there. Because it’s so close to us, for a star—only 40,000 times farther than Pluto, practically next door—we can actually get some pretty good pictures with telescopes. What have we found . . . ?

We’ll be using a planetarium simulator to view the night sky. Just like programs in the Planetarium, we’ll be able to take questions—this time through chat and comments. Recommended for ages 6–10. Please only register once per household.

 

Sponsored by Henry E. Niles Foundation.