Students make a planisphere and learn how to read star charts. Students will explore constellations, how the patterns of stars stay the same and how they appear in the sky at different times.
Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up! and are presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.
EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond
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Did You Know?
A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.