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science saturday
Comets, quasars, black holes—the night sky is filled with things wild and wonderful. Like the imagination of a child, space is beautiful and boundless.

The 120 seat Robert H. Goddard Planetarium presents star shows, multi-media presentations, and hands-on activities for children and families that help us understand the changing universe and the impact of space science on our lives. At special times throughout the year, the Roswell Astronomy Club presents Star Parties at the Planetarium, using their telescopes to view events in our solar system. The Planetarium was opened in 1969 and is a collaboration between the Roswell Independent School District and the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

   
UFO Festival Shows
 

Laser Shows

Multimedia Planetarium Shows

 

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium is presenting a variety of shows for children and adults during the UFO Festival from June 28-July 1, 2012. Programs include laser shows, children's activities, and star shows with admission ranging from $3-$5 per person. Download the schedule at left for a full listing.

   
  public programs
 
Science Saturday
One Saturday per Month,
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Designed for Children and Families
Free

Upcoming shows and program titles:
Shows will resume in the fall.

*Schedule is subject to change. Call the showline at 575-624-6744, ext. 26 to confirm dates.

During Science Saturday, children and their parents will see a planetarium presentation (star show or dvd) and learn about the earth, the planets in our solar system, and the stars beyond. After the presentation children will participate in age-appropriate science-related activities. Younger children will need to have a parent present to assist them in the activities.
Viewspace
Viewspace will not be presented during the school year due to scheduling constraints. Program is anticipated to return fall 2012.

Program self-updates hourly and is designed to be viewed for a few minutes or longer.

Organized by NASA and sponsored by the Roswell Independent School District, Viewspace is an internet-fed, self-updating link to the Hubble Space Telescope that provides an ever-changing kaleidoscope of inspiring and educational presentations of the latest views and information about the cosmos.

Family Science Night
One Tuesday per Month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Designed for Children and Families
Free

Upcoming shows and program titles:
Programming is temporarily suspended and will resume in September.

*Schedule is subject to change. Call the showline at 575-624-6744, ext. 26 to confirm dates.

Family Science Nights at Goddard Planetarium are an opportunity for elementary students and their parents to enjoy learning about science in a hands-on environment. Activities are inquiry-based, age-appropriate, and fun for all.

Each month a different topic will be explored—from the smallest object seen through a microscope to the constellations in space.

Students receive a Family Science Night Passport when they first register. The Passport will be stamped each time the student completes a Family Science Night event. Attendance awards will be given— from pencils to gift certificates for summer science camps.

All Ages Public Shows
One Thursday per Month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free unless noted otherwise

Upcoming show topics:
Programming is temporarily suspended and will resume in September.

*Schedule is subject to change. Call the showline at 575-624-6744, ext. 26 to confirm dates.
These shows consist of an informative documentary presentation projected on the dome and vary monthly.

   
school programs
  Multimedia Shows

Classroom Visits

Teacher In-Service Workshops
Multimedia Shows
Free – to Roswell Independent School
District Students.
$2 – all other students

Operated jointly by the Roswell Independent School District and the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium features new multimedia shows each month that relate specifically to the primary and secondary curricula in all major subject areas. Where the age level is appropriate, puppets, guitar songs, and hands-on activities are integrated into the program.
Visits
To schedule please call 575-624-6744,
ext. 23.

Single or combined classroom visits from the Planetarium Director for hands-on science experiences.
Teacher In-Service Workshops
To schedule please call 575-624-6744,
ext. 23.

Clever hands-on science workshops for elementary teachers.
   
teacher resources
  Hands-on Science Curriculum Ideas

Astronomy Resource Center

On-line Answers

Hands-on Science Curriculum Ideas
The Planetarium Director can assist teachers in locating science resources and planning and developing hands-on interactive activities for the classroom.

Astronomy Resource Center
The Planetarium Library has books, magazines, videos, and software on space science topics that can be borrowed for curriculum development and classroom use. Elementary science books in Spanish include a 3 foot pop-up Space Shuttle.

On-line Answers
E-mail the Planetarium Director if you or your students have science questions. You will receive an answer within 24 hours. This is a fun way to involve students in conducting science research. mbentley@risd.k12.nm.us