Children and families

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Three things are essential for a fantastic trip through the solar system: a cardboard rocket, a helpful astronomy textbook, and a measure of imagination. The rocket is quickly built from some cardboard box. Load the cargo balloons filled with fresh air, a board computer made from a shoebox, the astronomy book from the library – don the helmets and here we go! The adventurous journey takes the young astronauts past the Sun, to the terrestrial planets and the giant gas balls with their nice rings. The trip is not without risks, but the astronomy book helps them survive all dangerous situations.


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Duration 41 min
Target audience Children, families
Technology Fulldome show of 2D and 3D computer animated graphics
Orientation Unidirectional; suitable for concentric seating
Production/year Clark Planetarium, 2003
Languages English, Spanish; ask for other languages