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Earth, Moon & Sun

Why do the Sun, Moon, and stars seem to move across the sky?  Why are different evening star patterns visible at different times of the year?   Why does the Moon seem to change shape from time to time?  Children and adults alike are often confused by these and other basic astronomical phenomena.  This show tackles fundamental misconceptions surrounding eclipses, lunar phases, why the Moon is sometimes visible during daytime, how the Sun generates its energy, and more.  Audiences then journey to the Moon with the Apollo astronauts. Created specifically to complement elementary Earth science learning objectives, this fun fulldome show is appropriate for school audiences, as well as general audiences with young children.  Producer: Morehead Planetarium & Science Center.  27 minutes