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Inflatable Classrooms

Digital Planetarium

Blast off through space and time with our new digital planetarium! Discover how powerful software and an HD projector makes our portable, inflatable dome more immersive for your learners than ever before. Experience the extreme weather and geological features of our Solar System’s many planets and moons, then rocket beyond the Sun to witness wonders of the universe such as nebulae and black holes. Finally, watch for familiar celestial bodies as we shift from day to night-time sky, highlighting objects your students can see from their own backyards!

Please note: The digital planetarium is not available for in-person programming in fall 2020, but all offerings are available virtually! Contact us at 412.237.3400 or CustomerService@CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

Capacity: 30 students
Time required: 45 minutes
Fee: $240 includes set-up and two presentations (shows can be different); $120 for each additional presentation.
Requirements: 12’ ceiling height, 20’ x 20’ floor space, and electrical access.

Available Programs

Moving Right Along

Explore how Earth’s movement affects what we see in the sky. Travel through time as you observe how the sky changes day-to-day and month-to-month as the Earth completes its orbit around the Sun.
Grades K–2

What’s Up

Uncover the mysteries of objects in our sky, and learn how to spot planets, stars, and our Moon. Take a tour of the night sky above your hometown. Find out what’s happening in tonight’s sky so you can go home and explore yourself!
Grades K–2

Planets

Go planet hunting in the night’s sky and learn how ancient astronomers differentiated between planets and stars. Then, take a revealing tour of the objects that make up our Solar System.
Grades 2–6

Moons of the Solar System

Travel to a few of our Solar System’s 180+ known moons, and learn the ways they differ from planets. Visit some of the most exotic and dangerous places in our Solar System, from volcanoes to icy deep oceans to places where life could be hiding just beyond our reach!
Grades 3–6

Solstice and Equinox

Learn how the changing position of our Sun affects the sky we see from day-to-day and month-to-month. Explore how the solstices and equinoxes relate to the changing seasons on Earth.
Grades 6–8

World in Motion

The sky’s the limit as you explore how gravity gives rise to motion and how we predict celestial movements daily and annually. Study the relationship between Earth’s movement and how it affects what we see in space.
Grades 6–8

Hubble Space Telescope

See the stars up close with the Hubble Space Telescope! Explore Hubble’s history and its most useful features. Take a tour through Hubble’s landmark discoveries, including a look as some of the most distant objects in the universe.
Grades 7–12

The Sun

Discover the energy source of our great star while exploring its age and structure. See how space weather affects planet Earth and how a solar eclipse can turn day into night.
Grades 7–12

Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

Tour Jupiter and its four largest moons! You’ll start on Earth by examining Galileo’s contributions to astronomy. Then, take flight to the Jovian system to explore past, present, and future missions to Jupiter and its moons.
Grades 7–12