Follow the Drinking Gourd
The third graders from came to the planetarium today to participate in the program Follow the Drinking Gourd. We learned what the Drinking Gourd was, where you can find it and how it was used to help guide slaves to freedom. Then we learned the Drinking Gourd song and how its words also helped to guide the slaves to freedom. Finally, we used star maps to help us find constellations in the sky and to see how the sky changed throughout the journey to Canada. Here are a few pictures from their visit!
Astronomers Of The Day
At the end of the visit each teacher chose their Astronomer of the Day. These students exhibited the participation, listening and questioning skills needed to make a great astronomer! Congratulations to our Astronomers of the Day!