Space and Solar System Adventure

Journey into Outer Space (KS2/3)

 

There is a presenter led introduction (aprox 10 minutes), using planetarium software followed  by a 25 min show ‘The Great planet Adventures’, and questions at the end.

Topics covered during the show include:

  •  The movement of the Earth causing night/day and the seasons.
  • Stars as light sources compared with planets/moons reflecting light.
  • How the Earth and planets move around the Sun and the Moon moves around the Earth.
  • What can be seen in the night sky, how meteors, stars and planets and appear differently.
  • The force of gravity, and the difference in strength on other planets.
  • Different environments on other planets and how we might live there.
  • Our Sun as a star and other stars in our galaxy.
  • A brief history of astronomy and what ancient people believed.

 ‘The Great Planet Adventures’ synopsis

A variety of planets, planetoids and moons orbit our sun. What if humans could visit them. Where would we land? What kind of colony would we build? The show selects real destinations with different terrains, temperatures, energy sources and gravity – creating realistic environments with reasons to be there and ways to have fun. With muscles and bones made on Earth, you’ll be a superstar on the solar system’s low-gravity worlds. Imagine zip lining on the scorched Mercury or snowmobiling when it really snows on Pluto. Bungee jumping into outer space from an asteroid is like low-g diving from the tallest cliff or rappelling into the deepest canyon in the solar system. Without gravity’s strong pull, you can glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jet-pack in a geyser’s spray on Triton, or even drive a monster truck along a steep lunar crater wall. The Great Planet Adventures brings you each of these incredible off-world adventures. Click here to make a booking