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Stars and a Galaxy

Stars in the Cosmos

Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium

The StarGazer

Audience: 5th Grade - Adult
Total Time: 90 minutes includes planetarium show and a staff led live sky tour.

Narrated by actor Nichelle Nichols, The StarGazer presents the life cycle of stars, the spectral classification of stars, and the forces and processes that govern the life of a star. 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.

The StarGazer