Tilt - Understanding the seasons

Years 3-7, Planetarium show

In this 40 minute Planetarium show students explore how the four seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis combined with the Earth’s orbit around the Sun and how the seasons and length of day vary across the Earth, from the poles to the equator.

Join Annie and Max and their robot friend as they fly into space to discover how the seasons work. They examine the apparent path of the Sun and the tilt of the Earth to find out about the day-night cycle and why it is different at different places on Earth and at different times of the year. They understand how the seasons are opposite in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and are caused by two factors, the tilt of the Earth and the path of the Earth around the Sun.

All Planetarium shows conclude with a staff guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation. A related education kit, Seasons, will be sent on booking.

Available Terms 1–4, Monday–Friday.
Session duration: 40 minutes.

Maximum 150 students per session.
Cost: $4.40 per student + education service fee.