Star Gazing at Hehnly Elementary

CLARK – Recently, 5th grade students from F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark were treated to a trip to space. A representative from the Morris Museum sent the kids to outer space using an inflatable galaxy.

Students were able to view the night sky as it would actually appear on that particular night. The students viewed about 30 different constellations and heard stories about how some of them were actually named.


The presenter was also able to change the date of the night’s sky to show how the Earth’s rotation enables us to see different constellations throughout the year – also confirming that the constellations do not move, the Earth does.

Hehnly Planetarium Picture

Here, students from Mrs. Caplette’s fifth grade class stand outside of the traveling planetarium. The students were urged to go home and look at the stars that night and compare what they saw in the blow-up galaxy.

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