Star Planetarium


Any topic involving the appearance of the sky can be viewed in three dimensions. Text and chalkboard diagrams cannot reproduce the omnidirectional perspective of the planetarium. Classroom models normally present an outside earth perspective, while the planetarium recreates the from-earth perspective. The sky may be viewed comfortably with no interference from bad weather. Students do not need to wait half a day or more after receiving teacher directions for night-sky observations before viewing night- sky phenomena. Students immediately respond to directions, and there is far less chance of forgetting or misremembering. The sky as seen from other places than the student's home, for other times of the day and the year and at times in history and in the future, can be effectively shown by the planetarium.