Beneath a Prairie Sky - Exploring Constellations and Mythology

by  Museum of World Treasures

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Using desktop planetarium software, take a trip through the four seasons of the night sky. Beginning in winter we'll look at some of the prominent constellations, like Orion the Hunter and others and hear their stories from Greek mythology. And since we have Greek artifacts in our collection, don't be surprised to see an artifact or two along the way. Moving through the rest of the year, see more amazing constellations and prepare to be dazzled as we zoom in on striking deep sky objects like star clusters and nebulae. To wrap up we'll look at what you can expect to see in the current night sky, including the positions of the visible planets.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $75.00
Point to Point: $50.00
By Request: $50.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Maximum participants:

Maximum of 30 participants

Primary Disciplines

International, Sciences, Social Studies/History

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Booking Information

Our hours for scheduling programs are Tues - Fri 10 am - 5 pm CST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that happen within 48 hours of the program will be expected to pay the full cost of the program. If cancellations are due to weather, technical problems or any other unforeseen circumstance we will work with you to reschedule. If the cancellation happens on our end we can either reschedule or we will refund the cost of the program.

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Museum of World Treasures

Wichita, KS
United States

Experience a trek through time at the Museum of World Treasures. History comes alive as you delve into the lives of dinosaurs, Ancient Egyptians,  past presidents, and so much more. From shrunken heads and mummies to an extensive World War II collection, there are incredible stories around every corner of the Museum. Get set for a program that will educate, entertain, and hopefully ignite a love for lifelong learning!

Brad Nuest

Program Details


1. This program uses desktop planetarium software to present the night sky
2. We go through the night sky of different seasons, beginning in winter
3. In each season, we look at a few prominent constellations and their stories from Greek mythology
4. We also look at deep sky objects such as nebula, star clusters, and galaxies
5. We may look at a Greek artifact or two from our museum
6. To end we look at the current night sky and visible planets


By attending the program the student will:
- understand how the night sky changes with the seasons
- learn about some constellations and their tales from Greek mythology
- explore some deep sky objects and learn what they are
- be able to identify some planets and constellations in the current night sky.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS1A 3-5 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1A 6-8 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1B 3-5 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B 6-8 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B 9-12 -- Earth and the solar system