Students lift off from planet Earth and head to the Sun at the center of our solar system. They learn fascinating details about the Sun and then journey far away, exploring the planets, dwarf planets, unique moons – some with oceans, others covered with volcanoes. Students visit the dwarf planet Ceres, found right in the asteroid belt, to learn about its mysterious lights. Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt objects like Comet 67P are also explored. Students view the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond, realizing that the Universe is made up of billions of galaxies.
Film: The Edge of Darkness
This film features amazing scenes of places never-before seen as gathered by key space missions, which culminated in groundbreaking discoveries. It features a spectacular flight through the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright “lights” on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.