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Roper Mountain Space Agency Jr. Astronaut Training Program

from Roper Mountain Science Center

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During this program students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn about our Sun and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth, moon, planets, and stars. Students will learn about satellites, telescopes, and the International Space Station. This program is designed to get students excited about Space and the possibilities for the future. 

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About This Program


Point to Point: $50.00
Point to Point Premium: $50.00

The following fee structure is used:
Greenville County - FREE
South Carolina - $25 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)
Out-of-State - $50 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)

Invoices are sent by email, and payment is due within 30 days of your session.



Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice unless the program is rescheduled immediately.

About This Provider

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Roper Mountain Science Center

Greenville, SC
United States

Our Mission is to educate and inspire learners of all ages to explore and investigate the world of science and technology. Our philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging.
We strive to ensure your learning experiences with Roper Mountain Science Center are interdisciplinary--incorporating, science, technology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.

Jasmine Poor

Program Details


Students will begin with an introduction to the Roper Mountain Space Agency's Jr. Astronaut program. Then they will learn more about the sun, patterns of seasonal light, and learn more about how technology enhances our ability to learn about space. We finish with a talk about NASA's goals to have people living on Mars in 2020. This interactive program encourages students excitement about space.


Students will:
1) Make observations about seasonal changes in light
2) Understand that Earth's rotation causes day and night
3) Develop an appreciation for how technology allows us to learn more about Space.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards:
1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
1-ESS1-2 Make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

State Standards

South Carolina State Standards
1.E.3A.1 Use, analyze, and interpret data from observations to describe and predict seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset.
1.E.3A.3 Obtain and communicate information to describe how technology has enabled the study of the Sun, the Moon, planets, and Stars.