Show Descriptions

Show Descriptions

Back to the Moon for Good: This program brings you on a race to return to the Moon. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of space exploration. Learn about the moon's resources and discover what humanity's future on the moon might hold. The first team to accomplish specific goals wins the $30 million dollar Google Lunar X-Prize. Among these teams is Penn State. Narrated by Tim Allen. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.

Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconception: This program tackles some of the most common myths associated with space exploration. Were the Apollo visits to the Moon actually a hoax? Have aliens landed on Earth? Prepare to debunk and tackle pseudoscience head-on. Based on Phil Plait’s “Bad Astronomy,” this show is recommended for ages eight to adult.

Cosmic Colors: This program explains how colors and the electromagnetic spectrum are all around us. Find out why the sky is blue and how we use various types of radiation in our everyday lives. This show is recommended for ages eight to adult.

Erie Legends: This program presents stories about Erie that will send chills through viewers’ bodies! This show is recommended for ages ten to adult.

Explorers of Mauna Kea: This program allows viewers to discover the view from Mauna Kea in Hawaii where the largest telescopes in the world are scanning the sky. Viewers will learn about the famous Keck telescope and other major telescopes. Why is Mauna Kea perhaps the best place in the world to have a telescope? This show is recommended for ages eight to adult.

From Earth to the Universe: Visit the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Along the way, learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Recommended for ages 9 to adult.

IBEX (Interplanetary Boundary Explorer): This program shows viewers how scientists are using IBEX to discover the boundaries of the universe. This show is recommended for ages fourteen and up. 

More than Meets the Eye: This program informs viewers about what they can and cannot see from their backyards. Perhaps you have spotted the Big Dipper but cannot find the star called “Betelgeuse.” This program combines slides and a live show to help point viewers in the right direction. This show is recommended for ages eight and up.

Mystery of the Christmas Star: This program takes viewers on a journey to discover a scientific explanation for the star the Wise Men followed to find Baby Jesus. The program investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ, looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this time frame, and explores which of these signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. This show is recommended for ages eight and up.

Navigating with Lewis and Clark: This program mixes astronomy with history as viewers follow the North American expedition of Lewis and Clark. See how these two adventurers used astronomy to guide them in their travels. This show is recommended for ages eight and up.

Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter: Dark Matter is believed to constitute 85 percent of the matter in the universe. Scientists around the world are collaborating to track down it's constituents. This show will reveal the first hints of its existence. Recommended for ages 9 to adult.

Ring World Two: This program follows the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moon Titan. This exciting probe explains a number of mysteries and explores the real Lord of the Rings. This show is recommended for ages eight to adult. 

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket: Follow two kids as they take their cardboard rocket on a trip through the Solar System. We'll learn about each of the planets as we go along for the ride. Recommended for ages six to nine.

The Sky Above Mister Roger’s Neighborhood: This program is an introductory and interactive show that highlights Earth’s sun, moon, and stars. Viewers will find the Big Dipper and watch as X the Owl tries to save the moon from being taken out of the sky by Lady Elaine. This show is recommended for ages two and up.

Solar Quest: This program shows how the Sun affects the Earth in what we call "Space Weather." Learn how the sun's radiation can also affect astronauts on the International Space Station. We are truly living with a star!

A Star for Santa’s Tree: This program follows Santa Claus and a Christmas dilemma that he encounters. Santa needs to find a star for the top of his tree, but there are so many choices! Which star will he choose? This show is recommended for ages five and up.

The Stargazer: This program teaches viewers about the life cycles of stars as it follows a young boy on his journey to become a professional astronomer. This show is recommended for ages eight to adult.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: This program allows viewers to peak through the world’s greatest telescopes and gaze far into the distant past and future. This show is recommended for ages eight to adult. 

Why Coyote Howls: A Star Story: This program is a Sky Tellers program that reveals a Chickasaw legend about the creation of the constellations. Recommended for ages five and up.

The World at Night: This program is perfect for children who are animal lovers. Erie’s own Presque Isle State Park offers many great sights, but what about the animals who venture out at night when the sky is dark and the stars come out? “Screepy” the toad will introduce viewers to his friends as well as the constellations that they see at night. This show is recommended for ages three and up.