Admission:

Age 4 & up - $3.50+tax
Age 3 & under - FREE
Group tickets are $3.00 per person for a minimum of 10 people. Please contact us for group reservations. Educators, please note our policies on tax exemption.

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Wetherbee Planetarium

The Wetherbee Planetarium is proud to be considered a valuable educational resource in south Georgia, sharing not just fulldome educational films, but also producing live presentations on a wide variety of astronomy topics.

Planetarium Show Schedule*

Note: Regular fulldome shows are suspended this week for system repair, but the Planetarium theater is open for free movies today and tomorrow and we will observe the Water, Wings and Wildlife schedule for Saturday!

Here are the offerings for this week (9/25/14):

Thursday- Friday

10:30 a.m.- Space School Musical
11:30 a.m.- Space School Musical
1:00 p.m.- Unlocking the Mysteries of Our Solar System
2:00 p.m.- Unlocking the Mysteries of Our Solar System
3:00 p.m.- Unlocking the Mysteries of Our Solar System

Saturday

10:30 a.m.- Space School Musical
11:30 a.m.- Water, Wings and Wildlife Presentation: Zoo in Space, Presenter: Staff Astronomer Jim Friese (free with general festival admission)
1:00 p.m.- Unlocking the Mysteries of Our Solar System
2:00 p.m.- Water, Wings and Wildlife Presentation: Zoo in Space
Presenter: Staff Astronomer Jim Friese
(free with general festival admission)
3:00 p.m.- Unlocking the Mysteries of Our Solar System

*Scheduled times and features are subject to change. Regular admission rates apply to Water, Wings and Wildlife events. Please call for additional details.

Movie Descriptions

Space School Musical:

Hannah is trying to finish her science project - a model of the solar system.  But there’s a problem: it’s due tomorrow, she’s not finished yet, and it’s past her bedtime. How will she get it done? With a little help from her friends – the most talented troupe in the Milky Way!

(more information: http://discovery.nasa.gov/musical/index.cfml)

Unlocking Mysteries of Our Solar System:

Students begin by learning about the Discovery Program missions. An award-winning 29-minute video highlights the explorations of NASA's Discovery missions. The missions selected by NASA to date can be placed into three categories: (1) to investigate comets and asteroids; (2) to collect data and/or samples from the sun, the moon and the planets; and (3) to search for Earth-size planets orbiting around stars outside our solar system. The video discusses each of the ten missions, with emphasis on purpose, timeline and what makes the mission unique.

(more information: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/unlocking-mysteries-solar-system.html)

 

Teachers & group leaders, please contact us for field trip reservations.
*The regular planetarium show schedule is subject to change. Please contact the education department the day you plan to visit to find out if the show schedule has changed for the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Films at the Wetherbee Planetarium:

Astronomyths

Live presentations:

Live presentations are available through group reservations only. They are narrated by our staff and are designed to encourage student participation.

Astronomy Resources

Astronomy missions, research, and news:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
SPACE.com
Spaceweather.com
Astronomy Magazine

Star and constellation science, folklore, and mythology:

Ian Ridpath's Star Tales
The Constellations and their stars

Student/teacher resources:

StarryNight Astronomy Software
NASA Kids' Club
Astronomy for Kids
Window on the Universe
Astronomy Notes
The Particle Adventure

Personal sky watching resources:

Free monthly sky maps
Orion telescopes
Meade telescopes
Sky Hound

 

Our Mission:

Thronateeska Heritage Center inspires wonder and stimulates exploration of science and South Georgia's history by providing a dynamic learning experience through an interactive science center and museum .

 
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