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Santa Monica College Drescher Planetarium
Note: Sign-up and payment deadline is 4pm on Weds., Nov. 20th.
Join us for a 60 to 90-minute program at the Drescher Planetarium at Santa Monica College!
"We discuss our place on the Earth, then show the sky as your class will see it that night so they learn how to find the constellations and planets from their own backyard. Motions of the sky are discussed, the North star is located, and bright visible planets will be pointed out. We look at constellation patterns on the dome, and discuss some of the stories told by these ancient connect-the-dots pictures with a slightly irreverent approach. The Milky Way is located in the sky, and we relate the "neighborhood" we live in to the rest of our galaxy or "city of stars", the Milky Way, a vast spinning pinwheel of hundreds of billions of stars, as seen from well outside our galaxy. We might then view the planets and other bodies in motion around our Sun from a simulated vantage point in deep space. We may travel deep into space to simulate a trip into a black hole, or experience the disorientation of a twisting ride on a mobius strip magically placed far out in space!"
As always, DV Connect provides this experience at no cost for enrolled Collaborative students. Any donations toward the cost are much appreciated and allow us to stretch our classroom budget to offer more experiences. Tickets are $5, each, for students, adults and siblings. Donations may be made and tickets for parents/guardians and siblings may be paid for in the Connect front office, no later than Weds., Nov. 20th at 4pm. If you plan to bring younger siblings, please consider their ability to sit through a presentation of this length.
Transportation and parking are the responsibility of parents/guardians. Parking information can be found here. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive at the planetarium and find parking. Late arrivals cannot be accomodated.
We will meet up at 10:15 at the south entrance of Drescher Hall, the three story tall, brown and tan colored building on Pico Blvd., between 17th and 18th Sts.Date: 12/12/2019 (Thu.) Time: 10:15am - 12:30pm PST Location: Drescher Planetarium
1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405