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Solar System Explorers Series at MSUM Planetarium

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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One event on January 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Grab your space passport and adventure with us to the far off reaches of our Solar System. This program will visit different planets each month. Solar System Explorers will be able to fill in their passports along the way and earn their very own solar system explorers patch at the completion of their journey. Visit each planet and get a planet sticker for your passport. Fill in all the planets and you become an official Solar System Explorer! Each month will feature different planets to visit but we will also take a look at what is up in our sky for that month.

Note: First session is for age 2-6 (Jan. 15, Feb, 12, Mar 26, April 16), second session is for ages 6+ (Jn. 16, Feb, 13, Mar 27, April 17) 

Tour 1 (Jan 15 & 16) – Keep your feet firmly on the ground to start. Every explorer needs to start somewhere, and sometimes it is good to take things a little easy at first. Let’s look at what we can see from our own planet, Earth. The Sun, the Moon and the constellations. Don’t worry, we will get to test out our shuttle on a visit to the Moon!

Tour 2 (Feb 12 & 13) – And we’re off! Let’s go visit the ROCKY planets in our Solar System, starting with the planet closest to our star, Mercury! We will also tour Venus, stop and take a look at our own Earth, and end up on Mars!

Tour 3 (Mar 26 & 27) – Up next, the GAS GIANTS! Let’s see just what is so special about the largest planets in our Solar System! Why do they look the way they do? What are they made of? We will visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune.

Tour 4 (April 16 & 17) – Last but not least, we have the DWARF Planets! Pluto is one of the most well known of the dwarf planets in our Solar System, but there are several more! We can also check out the asteroid belt and some of the more interesting moons around other planets.

If you have successfully completed at least THREE OF FOUR TOURS, you will be awarded the Solar System Explorer Certificate and badge. Congratulations! You are now officially a Solar System Explorer!

MSUM Policy states that face masks are required in all indoor spaces


January 16
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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