Star-Gazed Learning

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Reinhard students gazed at the night sky during a Starlab Planetarium program in the school’s gymnasium. After they climbed into the dark inflated igloo, Starlab educator Kim Kunze used a projector to portray the constellations.
   
During the presentation, Ms. Kunze discussed a few of the Greek myths created thousands of years ago to explain the stories of the stars. “Each has a lesson that teaches us important things about ourselves,” she said.
   
The students also learned that humans live in a space neighborhood with the sun at its center, and that Earth is different from other planets because it has water. Ms. Kunze encouraged the students to watch the night sky and try to identify the constellations covered in the program.