Good afternoon! It is getting close to sunset in our planetarium, but before it gets dark, let’s find both the Sun and Moon in the sky right now. It is a common misconception that the Sun and Moon are never up at the same time, but in fact, they often are.
Can you see the Sun and Moon?
[Let students use the light pointer to point them out.]
Please take careful note of where the Moon and Sun are located while I switch on our planetarium “time machine” to accelerate the sunset.
[Turn on music. Slowly turn down cove lights.]
DIGITAL EFFECT: Go to Night
Start diurnal motion on slow for a leisurely sunset. Go to approximately 90 minutes past sunset. This parameter may need to be adjusted for your particular theater’s location.