TCC Planetarium


So I totally stole this image from their website, because well.. it's hard to get pictures inside a dark planetarium without ruining the show for everyone else. No one wants to be that person, although I did snap a few before and after the show.
You may not know it, but the TCC Planetarium regularly hosts free shows open to the public. If your little one loves space, this is something you should check out. Reservations are required for the show, and you have to arrive 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee your spot. It isn't huge but the forty foot dome has reclined seats that allow you to see everywhere across the sky.
(super sneaky during the movie picture)
We saw The Cardboard Rocket which was a cartoon and aimed toward kids, but the shows change. You can find upcoming shows and RSVP here. The next show is February 22nd, and it is about the European Southern Observatory. There are two showings, at 7:00 and 8:15.
When you arrive, be sure to check out the displays around the first floor for some animal teeth and even dinosaur fossils. When you're looking to find the building, the planetarium is marked as building I but it is actually inside of building J, the Science Building. If you are coming from the main TCC entrance, it is the last building on the loop all the way around the campus. If you're coming in from University Drive past the ODU Virginia Beach campus, it will be the first building. You can't actually see it from the parking lot, but if you see the ACT building, park and walk past it and you'll spot it! 

More pictures stolen from their website, but it was too dark out to get anything good! RT has always been really interested in the moon, and he paid much more attention than I anticipated. Even as adults we learned a few things too! This is a great program for any scientist to be! 
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