The Night Sky

After an introduction to astronomy students will create a model of the sun, earth, and moon to explain the daily changes in the appearance of each. Later students and their families meet at Felix Neck for an evening of stargazing, star lore, and night sky viewing through a telescope.

Program Location(s):

Felix Neck, Martha's Vineyard
Your school or other location




  • 45 minute classroom presentation
    1 hour field trip

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - Sun is star closer to Earth than others
5-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - Earth/Sun/ Moon's, orbit/rotation/tilt effects

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