Journey Through the Solar System

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Typically when one hears the word "planetarium," they think
of a short movie with lots of difficult space science. However, that's

Typically when one hears the word "planetarium," they think
of a short movie with lots of difficult space science. However, that's
not the case of the newest planetarium show at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Perfect Little Planet.
         

Perfect Little Planet is about a family of alien insects
that really needs a long vacation. So they ask the robot navigator of
their space ship to find the perfect place to relax. The robot then
takes them through our solar system from Pluto in to the Sun.
         

At each planet, the robot navigator tells the alien bug
family about the planet's climate, surface, and it's moons. Then the
family goes down to the surface for a closer look at the landscape,
and decides whether or not it is the perfect place for their
well-needed long vacation.
         

Sounds pretty basic, right? Absolutely! The concept of an
insect family traveling through space is almost laughable. But it
makes for entertainment.
         

Still, the planetarium show is packed with good and factual
information. The information is displayed in an easy-to-understand way so that the audience can comprehend it and enjoy the show. For example, did you know that the sky of Mars is pink? Most people don't know the the solar system's fun information such as this fact, which makes Perfect Little Planet fairly fascinating.

 

Because of the bug family concept, the easy-to-understand facts, and the added humor, I would recommend this show to a younger audience. It is sure to wow any young child that is interested in space, insects, or both. The majority of the viewers at Perfect Little Planet were below 7, and it sure wowed them!