Astronomy course for children in the Planetarium

Astronomy course for children in the Planetarium

  • Planetarium, Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 3349, central metro station.
  • From January 16th to February 9th.
  • Registration to the email
  • Value: $40,000.

Do you know what a galaxy is? What are they made of? How many galaxies are there in the Universe? What does the famous theory of relativity say? What happens if you fall into a black hole?

These are some of the questions that astronomer Constanza Yovaniniz will answer in the astronomy courses for girls and boys aged 7 to 13 that she will hold at the Usach Planetarium.

Classes will have theoretical learning sessions which will be accompanied by arts and crafts activities to learn in a playful way.

Sessions include two fun 360° fulldome movies from the Usach Planetarium.

The courses are face-to-face, will be held from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30 and include all materials. These are the courses:

From 16th to 19th January / from 30th January to 2nd February
In this course, we will learn more about galaxies, including the galaxy we live in – the Milky Way.
Topics: elements of a galaxy, types of galaxies, the Milky Way, satellite galaxies, the Local Group, scales in the Universe.

From 23 to 26 January / from 6 to 9 February
This course is an introduction to some of the more mysterious topics in astronomy, such as black holes and space-time.
Topics: gravitational force, space-time, special relativity, gravitational lenses, black holes.

Furthermore, during the holidays the Planetarium will host scientific laboratories, observation with telescopes and 360° films

From January 3 to February 26, the USACH Planetarium will have extended hours from Tuesday to Sunday, with a continuous program of full-dome films from 11:00 to 17:00, entertainment workshops, astronomical observation with telescopes and activities for girls and boys for enjoy the best summer holidays.

Online tickets can be purchased at

It will also participate in a face-to-face ticket booth Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, at Alameda 3349 Central Metro Station.

Prices: Adults $5,000, boys and girls $4,000 (ages 2 to 17), and seniors (ages 60 and older) $4,000.

Here are the movie times:
11.00 Bot and Lu: Escape from the black hole
12.00 The Solar System through the eyes of the 21st century
13.00 The perfect little planet
15.00 3,2,1 Take off!
16.00 Eclipse: A play of light and shadow
17.00 Lights of Infinity

After each film, the following free workshops will be held:
Black Hole Workshop: They are so strong that nothing even light can escape from them! We explain what black holes are, how they form and how they distort space-time. For this we have an elastic fabric model.
Solar observation with telescopes: know the sun and its spots and flares!
Water Rocket: having fun you will learn the power of action and reaction! Observe Newton’s third law with our water rocket launch! The Water Rocket is a demonstration of Newton’s Third Law, or principle of action-reaction. Compressed air will push water through a hole in the base of the high pressure rocket and launch your ship.
Paint your little card: the moon, stars, planets or even a galaxy or nebula! Let your imagination run wild and draw whatever you want on your badge. Create your own badges in a fun workshop!

The purchase of a ticket for the Usach Planetarium includes:
-A feature of a fulldome film
-A night sky talk and constellation show with the Carl Zeiss VI projector
-The short film Ciclos Vitales in collaboration with Enel Distribución
-Participate in the activities and workshops available after the show
– Air-conditioned environment
– Park and picnic area
-Free parking inside the USACH Planetarium

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