Sunday, April 29, 2012


It was a fantastic trip to EMU's new planetarium.  The children were very excited to see the night sky above them and recognize the constellations we have been discussing in class.  

Entering the planetarium

After viewing the night sky, we walked across the courtyard to Sherzer Hall.  At Sherzer, we climbed 3 flights of stairs to view the telescope Thomas Edison used.  
Thomas Edison's telescope

Sun dial on rooftop

Then there were more stairs to get to the roof.   
During the day you can see for miles.  

At night, telescopes are set up on the roof top and people can observe the night sky. 
But, if you really want an up close look at Space, you can go in the Observatory and look through the mega telescope.  Too bad it was still day light.

 Telescope in Observatory
Thank you Christine Hume, Juna's mom, for setting up this trip for all the 1st and 2nd graders.  It was amazing.

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