The Wetherbee Planetarium is proud to be considered a valuable educational resource in south Georgia, sharing not just fulldome educational films, but also producing live presentations on a wide variety of astronomy topics.
Teachers & group leaders, please contact us for field trip reservations.
*The regular planetarium show schedule is subject to change. Please contact the education department the day you plan to visit to find out if the show schedule has changed for the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Films at the Wetherbee Planetarium:
Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It's an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem." Run time: 35 minutes.
Live presentations are available through group reservations only. They are narrated by our staff and are designed to encourage student participation.
- My Sky- Acquaint younger viewers to things they can see in the night sky without the aid of a telescope. Differentiate between day and night, introduce gravity, stars, the motion of our solar system, and the constellations. Recommended for K-2nd grade. Run time: 30-45 minutes.
- Astronomy 101- Acquaint younger viewers to the stars, constellations, and planets. Learn the relative position, motion, and characteristics of the planets, differentiate between lunar and solar eclipses, study the phases of the moon and the seasons, and tell the difference between comets, meteors, and asteroids. Briefly study the history of astronomy and different theories on how Earth, our solar system, and everything else came into being. Recommended for 4th-6th grade. Run time: 30-45 minutes.
- Star Stories- Learn about the seasons, the North Star, the constellations, and hear some of their ancient stories. Recommended for 2nd-12th grade. Run time: 30-45 minutes.
Astronomy missions, research, and news:
Star and constellation science, folklore, and mythology:
Personal sky watching resources: