Showtime: Friday at 7 p.m. | Saturday 7 p.m.
“Night Catch,” is based on the children’s book written by Brenda Ehrmantraut and illustrated by Vicki Wehrman. “Night Catch” is aimed at military families and relays how special the North Star can be when you and your deployed loved one are on different sides of the world. In this story, a soldier is deployed overseas and enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son who is home stateside. It’s a tale of two hearts and the one star that keeps them together.
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.
While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.
Approximate Time: 45 mins.