Waukesha County

The Hot and Energetic Universe

Recommended for grades 9 - 12
Resource guide available

1 hour

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

This show explores the achievements of modern astronomy, the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation, and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. This science probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, and around black holes in the centers of galaxies. High energy radiation provides important information about our own galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun.

Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

Grade 9-12 program listing