We went to the University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium to see the Secret of the Cardboard Rocket with some friends. This was our first planetarium trip together- exciting! UTA’s campus is beautiful and the planetarium was everything we had hoped. The show began with an overhead depiction of the constellations that can currently be seen in the night sky of DFW. Each was described, delineated, and enlarged for clarification. The show was a combination of cartoon animation, a cute story/characters, and loads of knowledge about each of the planets as they traveled to each and landed on those that were solid. Did you know that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are made only of gas and, therefore, have no solid surface on which to land?
Even Elijah’s pink pinguino was in on the fun.
The show was awesome. I learned so much and the kids were riveted (without popcorn- that’s saying something). Here they are weighing themselves on Earth and then comparing that with their weight on other planets, the moon, and the sun. This was a very cool adventure.