Thursday, February 7, 2008

Stargazing with StarLAB

We went on a very neat field trip recently. A travelling planetarium came to a local museum, and there was a special time arranged for homeschoolers to go! The planetarium is called StarLAB and it is like a giant, inflatable, igloo. We had to crawl in through a little tunnel, and then we sat in the igloo while a interpreter projected stars on the ceiling. She was really good, and geared her presentation well to the younger group I was with, telling them stories about the constellations.

Then we went into another room to make a craft representing the solar system. Emmi was with the older group and she had her turn in the StarLAB while the boys and I made our crafts. She came home with a star chart she had made while we were in the StarLAB, and we had a good time comparing notes.

We also learned about the upcoming lunar eclispe - it's coming Feb. 20!

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