Portable planetarium at a Williamson County elementary school - 3rd graders

In close partnership with Vanderbilt University’s historic Dyer Observatory, the Physics & Astronomy departments of both Fisk University and Vanderbilt University are proud to announce a public outreach initiative comprising a large inflatable planetarium.

By projecting a representation of the night sky onto the dome’s interior, we are able to teach students about the constellations and various mythologies, the nature of stars, the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System planets and their motions, and many other celestial phenomena in a fun yet informative manner.  For more information on topics we can address using the planetarium, please click here.

If you represent a school, community or educational institution in the state of Tennessee, and would like to request an astronomy presentation using our planetarium, please click here. There is no charge for our educational services. Thank You.

Please note that the planetarium may not be available during this school year (2021-2022) due to COVID spreading concerns (we’re enclosed with quite a breeze inside).  We hope we can work with you in the future.