Audience: 5th Grade-Adult

Total Time: 90 minutes – includes planetarium show and a staff-led live sky tour.

Narrated by actor Nichelle Nichols, “StarGazer” presents the life cycle of stars, the spectral classification of stars, and the forces and processes that govern the life of a star. The presentation includes a discussion of gravity and orbital motion. Brief appearances of historical star gazers punctuate the life story of contemporary astronomer and University of Illinois Professor, James Kaler.