Mobile Noble Planetarium

Mobile Noble Planetarium
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MOBILE NOBLE PLANETARIUM
BRINGING THE UNIVERSE TO YOU!

Bring the universe to your classroom through the Museums' Mobile Noble Planetarium. Our planetarium staff will help your students travel through space and unleash their imaginations. Meets over 40 TEKS standards over multiple grade levels!

FAST FACTS

Available year-round (except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Book our program through the form below.

Please contact planetarium staff at 817-255-9409 or stwidal@fwmsh.org  to check availability at least two weeks out.

Minimum: 3 hrs/day Max: 5 hrs/day

Fee:$475 for 3-hour minimum plus $125 per additional hour up to 5 hours plus small travel fee ($25 within Tarrant County, + $1/mile beyond).

Capacity: Max of 25 people per showing

SHOWS

One World, One Sky:  Big Bird’s Adventure

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-1
  • Earth Science, Social Studies, Language, Astronomy
  • 40 Minute Interactive Version (includes 25-minute video) or 30 Minute Show Only Version

Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars.  Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.

This Is Your Captain Speaking

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-5
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History
  • 45 Minute Interactive Version  (includes 10-minute video) or 15 Minute Show Only Version

Explore the sights of our solar system:  breathtaking planets, marvelous moons, our spectacular sun, and poor, poor Pluto.

Take Me to the Stars

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, History, Social Studies
  • 40 Minute Interactive Version or 20 Minute Show Only Version

Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars still sparking our human imagination today!  Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets and any special astronomy events at the time of your visit.

Our Amazing Solar System

  • Suggested Grade Level: 3-12
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics
  • 45 Minute Interactive Version (includes 25-minute video) or 30 Minute Show Only Version

Reach for the stars with this fun and informative journey.

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Connections

  • Suggested Grade Level: 3-12
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics
  • 50 Minute Interactive Version  (includes 25-minute video) or 30 Minute Show Only Version

Discover the surprising scale and distance of the Earth, Sun, and Moon in more depth.  Investigate seasons, lunar rotation and phases, the sun, solar phenomena, auroras, gravity, and the important elements of Earth.

Two Small Pieces of Glass

  • Suggested Grade Level: 6-12
  • Astronomy, Social Studies, Engineering, Health
  • 40 Minutes Show Only

Beautifully photographed in 4K digital cinematography, the film is a visually stunning chronicle of the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo, its profound impact upon the science of astronomy, and how both shape the way we view ourselves in the midst of an infinite universe.

The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe.

Losing the Dark

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, Social Studies, Engineering, Health
  • 10 Minutes Show Only

Learn how to keep our skies clear and improve human health by getting rid of excess light at night.

Classroom-style (NO DOME) PROGRAMS

Your school will need to provide seating and a screen for viewing in a room that can be made fully dark for better viewing.

FAST FACTS

Available year-round (except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Contact planetarium staff at 817-255-9409 or stwidal@fwmsh.org or book online here. Check availability two weeks out.

Minimum: 2 hrs/day Max: 5 hrs/day

Fee: $250 for 2-hour minimum plus $125 per additional hour up to 5 hours plus small travel fee ($25 within Tarrant County, + $1/mile beyond).

Capacity: We recommend limiting viewing to 30 – 50 people per showing. We bring the laptop, projector and staff for programming.

 SHOWS

Mayan Prophecies

  • Suggested Grade Level: 6 -12
  • Astronomy, History, Social Studies
  • 40 Minute Show Only Version

Explore The Prophecies Of The Mayan Astronomers!

Visit the Classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future.

Explore pyramids towering above the rainforest, designed as observatories to follow the sun. Experience the apocalypse of the Maya and discover how they predicted a fate for the world in 2012.

Take Me to the Stars

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, History, Social Studies
  • 40 Minute Interactive Version or 20 Minute Show Only Version

Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars still sparking our human imagination today!  Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets and any special astronomy events at the time of your visit.

Losing the Dark

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, Social Studies, Engineering, Health
  • 10 Minutes Show Only

Learn how to keep our skies clear and improve human health by getting rid of excess light at night.

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