Bassett Planetarium

Programs at the Bassett planetarium

Our programs are suitable for pre-K and up.

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We cover basic orbital mechanics of the planets using an orrery.


The apparent motions of the planets, sun and moon in our sky.

Explanations of meridian, zenith, ecliptic and celestial coordinates.

Solstices and equinoxes for older groups.

Identification of the common constellations, asterisms, and their lore and mythology throughout the year.

A pitch to cast off belief in astrology.

We end with some time to answer questions about astronomy, space travel, and life on other planets.