The Little Star That Could
Categories: Earth Science, Astronomy
25 minutes | Friday 5p.m.
The Little Star That Could follows the adventures of a character named “Little Star.” Like all stars, Little Star is born from a cloud of gas and dust. He soon realizes that he is just an average yellow star and begins a quest to explore space. Along the way he meets many different types of stars, including double stars and star clusters, and finds out what makes them special. In doing so he learns the relationship between color and temperature. His journey even teaches him about the Milky Way Galaxy and how all the stars combine to form it.
Little Star wants planets of his own to nurture and warm and give him a name. After the booming voice of the Milky Way tells him he has had planets all along, Little Star squints and sees the many worlds orbiting him. He asks the planets to identify themselves, learning about them as they do. Finally, Little Star’s dreams come true when the planets tell him that his name is Sol and that they are his Solar System.
The Little Star That Could is an excellent and fun introduction to stars, the galaxy and planets of our solar system.
Prices for show tickets are as follows:
- Adult $10
- Child 3-12 $8
- Senior (55+) or Military $8.50
Museum Admission PLUS Planetarium
- Adult $15
- Child 3-12 $13
- Senior (55+) or Military $13.50