The Mobile Noble is back! Explore the wonders of the cosmos in our 20-foot-wide portable planetarium. Our knowledgeable presenters will take you on a journey through the solar system or point out the most fascinating objects in our night sky. Our shows vary from 15 to 30 minutes in length; however, we can be flexible to ensure that your students receive the highest quality of educational content. The Mobile Noble is 20 feet wide and 15 feet tall and can only be used indoors; the indoor space must also have at least two working power outlets.  

The fee for the Mobile Noble is $475 for 3 hours minimum plus $125 per additional hour for up to 5 hours and a $25 travel fee. Programs are subject to availability and must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance. Program TEKs are available on request. 

If you would like to book the Mobile Noble for your school or institution, please fill out our interest form below. If you have any questions about the Mobile Noble program, please contact our Noble Planetarium Manager at NBaczewski@fwmsh.org or (817) 255-9318. 

FWMSH Mobile Noble

Planetarium Shows 

One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Length: 30 minutes, Grade level: PreK-1) 

One World One Sky is a Sesame Street planetarium show about the Sun, Moon, and stars. We learn that our own Sun is a star, and that there are many more stars in the sky after the Sun sets. We also learn how to draw pictures with the stars, including the Big Dipper, and how to use the Big Dipper to find the north star. We meet Elmo’s friend from China, who shows us that the stars look the same where he lives. Then, Elmo and his friend take an imaginary trip to the Moon and learn that it is a lot different than the Earth. 

This is Your Captain Speaking (Length: 15 minutes, Grade level: K-2) 

This is Your Captain Speaking is a brief run-through of all eight planets in our solar system plus our most famous dwarf planet, Pluto. The film itself only runs 10 minutes long, and it is a great introduction to the planets for young children. 

Live: Our Solar System (Length: 30 minutes, Grade level: 3-7) 

Our Solar System is a full-length animated show about the planets in our solar system with live narration. Our presenters will go in depth about the unique characteristics about each planet, the asteroid belt, the Kuiper belt, and of course, Pluto.  

Live: Take Me to the Stars (Length: 15-30 minutes, Grade level: 1-12) 

Take Me to the Stars is a fully live planetarium show about the stars and constellations. Our presenters will point out and describe prominent pictures and constellations in the sky and accompany them with mythological stories and lore. This show is completely controlled by the presenter and can be tailored to any audience. 

Totality Over Texas (Length: 15 minutes, Grade level: 3-12) 

Produced and distributed by the Burke Baker Planetarium in Houston, Totality Over Texas is a show about the 2023 annular and 2024 total solar eclipses that are visible over Texas. We learn the cause of a solar eclipse and the effects they have here for us on Earth. 

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