Waukesha County

From Earth to the Universe

Recommended for grades 9 - 12
1 hour

For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Using sparkling sights and sounds, this voyage through space and time conveys the universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the worlds in the Solar system and our scorching Sun. The show takes the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe even deeper into the Universe.

Standards: MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-1,2,3,4
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

Grade 9-12 program listing