Edelman Planetarium Offers New School ProgramFebruary 14, 2005
The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University now offers a new multimedia school program for elementary school classes in its dome theater. ?The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket? is the story of two children who make a rocket out of a large cardboard box and find to their amazement that it actually works.
The rocket takes them on an exciting trip throughout the solar system. The children soon discover that the astronomy book they checked out at the library can talk to them, teaching them interesting facts about the objects they encounter. They land on Mars, skim through dangerous flames above the Sun and are nearly capsized in the stormy atmosphere of Jupiter, before returning home to the only planet that they can live on.
?Cardboard Rocket? is available weekdays to schools throughout South Jersey. It is best suited for grades two to four, though other grades may enjoy seeing it as well. For more information and to make reservations, call the planetarium office at (856) 256-4389. This show is part of a repertoire of school offerings that will be expanded through the next year.
The school program complements the planetarium?s public shows on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information about public programs, call the planetarium information line at (856) 256-5460.