In honor of Take Our Kids to Work Day, the UW Planetarium has offered to give a special tour for you and your children. UW’s spectacular digital planetarium provides a unique space in which visitors can learn about astronomy and explore the night sky. Eight million pixels cover the 30-foot diameter dome, providing a truly interactive and immersive experience. All of the Planetarium presenters, typically astronomy majors and graduate students, like to put their own spin on things, so shows vary. Whether projecting the 118,000 star Hipparcos catalog, flying through 930,000 galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, soaring across the solar system, or zooming into images of spectacular deep space objects, you and your kids will love this show!
IMPORTANT: Check with your supervisor if you are uncertain if your department is able to participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day. The national organization offers guidance for how children spend their time with you at work.