Here are some tips to get the most out of your visit to the UW planetarium.
- Ask questions! Presenters love interactive audiences (just please don’t interrupt your presenter!).
- Want to really impress your presenter? Brush up on a little astronomy knowledge before coming and ask topical questions about recent astronomy discoveries in the news. Bonus points if you know about a recent UW astronomy discovery. You can find recent UW astronomy news on our department’s home page.
- Please put your phone away when you’re in the planetarium, especially if you’re an adult chaperone. 😦 Texting in front of the young ‘uns sets a bad example, casts light into an otherwise dark room, and makes your presenter grumpy.
- There are lots of things to do on campus. You may want to combine your visit with another activity listed in the UW K-12 resource guide.
- After your visit, print out a free star chart and enjoy the night sky. Or, if it’s cloudy, check out NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.