Visitors, please note that the RMSC Museum and Strasenburgh Planetarium will be CLOSED for deep cleaning from Monday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 24.

Cumming Nature Center will remain OPEN.

Planetarium Homeschool Student Center

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For the fifth consecutive year, the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium offers astronomy courses for homeschool families with students around 12 to 15 years old looking for scientific challenge and substance.

These are multiple-session courses, each session building on the previous ones. All sessions are on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00am.

Each 90-minute session is divided between activities and discussions in the Planetarium lobby and sky lessons and programs in the Star Theater. The Planetarium building is closed to the public during our sessions. Parents are always welcome, either to sit at the side of the room or work alongside their students. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.

Prerequisites: None, except a desire to learn and willingness to support a learning environment for others.

Required for Enrollment: A parent or guardian’s functioning e-mail address.

This fall the Planetarium is offering the following courses. Stay tune for additional details and online registration:



Three Wednesdays, 10–11:30am
Sept. 6, 13, 27

From Stars to Life

Ten Wednesdays, 10–11:30am
Oct. 4, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20

(Excludes Oct. 11 and Nov. 22)


Space, Time and Black Holes

Three Wednesdays, 10–11:30am
Jan. 3, 10, 17

Interested in other Homeschool Opportunities at the RMSC? Visit our Homeschool Programs page.

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