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Who said science had to be boring? Get ready to learn about one of the oldest sciences with your Plymouth rental car when you discover the beauty and wonders of the sky. Learn about the origins of the earth, explore the possibility of life on distant worlds, or discover just how much SPACE is in space. Stick close to earth and learn about the constellations and the moon or delve deeper and learn about the other planets, meteors, and even UFOs! Prepare yourself for a trip packed with activities, fun facts and resources that will intrigue adults and children of all ages when traveling with your Plymouth rental car.
Itís all in the name
The Dr. W. Russell Blake Planetarium is named after the first and only Planetarium Director, Dr. W. Russell Blake who retired on June 30, 2000. Dr. W. Russell Blake was a teacher who was a known for his ability to connect with his students and his leadership in the community. It was under Dr. W. Russell Blakeís guidance and leadership that the Blake Planetarium and Plymouth Public Schools have become renowned for their studentsí academic accomplishments in astrophysics on the world stage.
Reach for the stars
The Blake Planetarium acts as both a museum and a science centre. When you visit Blake Planetarium with your Plymouth rental car, you will be able to see the night sky from anywhere in the world at any time and day of the year through the planetarium projector. Depending on what month The International Space Station can also be viewed from the skies of southeastern New England. However make sure you check your calendar before you head out with your Plymouth rental car as there are no visible night time passes between late May and early June.
Visitors can also get a chance to view the night sky through the 30 feet dome with the Spitz System 512. A video projection system and a slide projection system are also available for viewing in the theatre which can hold up to 70 people.
Specialized multimedia programs are also offered during December that highlights how winter celebrations such as Hanukah, Christmas and New Years are associated with the winter solstice.
Fun for all ages
The Blake Planetarium offers age appropriate educational programs for students of all ages. While children in kindergarten and Grade 1 are shown the daily cycle between the day and night sky, older students are taught the causes of the seasons and moon phases. Regardless of age, astronomy encompasses several subjects including science, mathematics, and social studies which is bound to attract the interest of any visitor
Plan your visit
The Blake Planetarium is located at Plymouth Community Intermediate School, 117 Long Pond Rd. Public Astronomy programs are held every Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. However, be sure to check ahead to avoid any disappointment when you travel with your Plymouth rental car as school vacations and weather conditions may affect the schedule. Admission is a donation of $2.50 for children, students, and senior citizens and $4.00 donation for adults.
Personalize your adventure
If you are planning to visit Blake Planetarium in a large group when on your travels with your Plymouth rental car, a private program that will be personally tailored for a level appropriate for your group of travelers may be able to be arranged during a time that is more convenient for you. Call 508 830 4470 to check schedule availability and to set up a time.
For more information when planning your visit to the Blake Planetarium with your Plymouth rental car visit their official website.