Introducing Starstruck! Virtual Curated Astronomy Series (8 Programs)

New rover on Mars. Rings on Uranus. Red dwarfs. Discover the wonders of the universe through live, synchronous online programs and virtual labs facilitated by educators and docents at museums around the country in this curated* virtual series.

Join us as we tour stars, solar systems, and galaxies through 8 engaging programs offered by 4 space science museums. Criss-cross the country from the comfort of your own home to visit the Aerospace Museum of California (McClellan, CA); The Museum of Flight (Seattle, WA); Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland, OR); and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum (Washington, DC). The Programs will cover:

  • 2/12/2021: Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit (Aerospace Museum of California)
  • 2/19/2021: Digital Planetarium (Museum of Flight)
  • 2/26/2021: Starry Nights Live (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
  • 3/5/2021: Your Galactic Address (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
  • 3/12/2021: Our Place In Space (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
  • 3/19/2021: Lunar Exploration (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
  • 3/26/2021: Explore Astrobiology (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
  • 4/2/2021: To the Moon and Beyond (Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)
  • The series of 8 programs is $119 per family. Register HERE for the Starstruck program.

    All programs begin at 1:00 PM EST/EDT on Fridays and are 45-60 minutes long. Participants will be e-mailed a Zoom link prior to each session. The registration fee is per family, not per student. The program is geared for students in 3rd-5th grade, but younger and older students may participate. Parents are welcome to participate alongside their children.

    *What is a curated virtual series? Compass has researched the distance learning options offered by museums and historic sites around the country in order to schedule and package synchronous, virtual class workshops and field trips around a central topic. Use these curated programs to enhance a subject you have worked on this year or to introduce a new unit study. The programs are all offered as “classroom” experiences meaning a group registration is needed to access the opportunity. Almost all sessions are synchronous, live presentations with a museum educator or docent who can answer participants’ specific questions real-time.