One World, One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure

. October 1, 2013.
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Ritter Planetarium will host One World, One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure on the campus of the University of Toledo. The presentation follows Big Bird and Elmo as they leave Sesame Street to explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. Together, the threesome embark on an imaginary trip to the Moon. The furry buddies watch the stars and witness a dazzling spectacle of color and light as they share an astronomical adventure. The friends also discover how different the moon is from our planet earth. One World, One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure will help nurture a child’s curiosity about the night sky as well as allowing the young ones to develop an appreciation for children around the world.

The presentation uses full-dome technology that immerses spectators in the theatrical experience while exploring celestial wonders with the gang from Sesame Street. Who better to educate youngsters about the sun and the big dipper than a very yellow, very big, bird? Doors open 30 minutes before the show. While you wait in the lobby, make sure to check out the displays or have some fun testing your planetary knowledge by trying to answer the astronomy-themed quiz projected inside the dome.

Saturdays in October, starting at 1pm in the Ritter Planetarium on  the University of Toledo campus, 2801 Bancroft St. Admission $7 for adults, $5 for children, seniors, and UT community members. Children under four are free. For more information call 419-530-2650, the 24-hour information hotline at 419-530-2650 or email rpbo@astro.utoledo.edu or visit utoledo.edu/nsm/rpbo/.