Michigan Science Center’s Portable Planetarium Project: Bringing the Universe to You

September 1st, 2021 - December 31st, 2022 | PROJECT

The Michigan Science Center will purchase a portable planetarium that will bring planetarium shows to more than 2,000 children through its Traveling Science Program. The museum plans to take the programs to 10 schools and 8 libraries in Metro Detroit and 6 libraries in northern Michigan. They will deliver the portable planetarium shows in coordination with the museum’s long-standing “Scopes in the City” program, which allows people to use telescopes to see the night sky. The program also will expose students to Michigan’s growing aerospace industry and help increase their interest in earth and space science.

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Team Members

Anna Sterner, Principal Investigator, Michigan Science Center


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-249584-OMS-21
Funding Amount: $172,600


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Library Exhibits | Library Programs | Media and Technology | Planetarium and Science on a Sphere | Public Programs