The Sky from Scratch
A playful and interactive astronomy show where audience members create their own stories and constellations to make sense of the night sky.
25 minute shows at 6:30pm and at 7:15pm. Suggested for ages 5 and up.
John Kaufmann, a Beloit College Theatre Professor, Planetarian and Performer, has developed many original planetarium programs, including 'Starball' (featured in the New York Times). For Family Discovery Night, he has adapted a special astronomy show to be presented in Wilson Theatre.
The interactive show involves the audience in turning the sky into a compass and a calendar, making up constellations and forming original zodiac signs to illustrate how the sun "visits" certain constellations along the ecliptic.
One of the show's missions is to encourage the audience to project their own constellations and stories into the night sky, connecting the mechanics of the sky to our own imaginations.
Pick up your tickets at the door of the Science Center starting at 6pm on the day of the event for admission to the show. There will be a limited number of tickets for the 6:30pm show and 7:15pm show.
For more information on John Kaufmann visit: http://johnkaufmann.org/