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Elementary & Secondary Education Services


The Northcountry Planetarium at SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to promoting and providing quality astronomy and space science education for our local area schools.

Photo of people watching a show that features a projection of constellations on the planetarium domeEducational programming is available for all grade levels from pre-kindergarten through high school. Our educational experiences typically combine topic-specific commercially available productions with a seasonally appropriate narrated sky ephemeris that may either be live or pre-recorded. Such a combination allows time for our staff to interact with student patrons, while using the full capabilities of our star theater to produce a realistic night sky as well as virtual journeys to celestial phenomena.

Please note that although our school programs are designed to be both academic-level and content specific, individual presentations vary slightly with the age, maturity and experience of each student group. Typical show runtimes range from 45 to 75 minutes.

For further information and details concerning typical grade-level appropriate topics, content and program length, please select the desired grade level below or call our staff at 518-564-3168 anytime Monday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Educational Programs

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