We have made the difficult decision to extend our temporary closure until further notice. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers remains our top priority. We look forward to opening the museum's doors and seeing you again soon. Until then, since you can't come to us, we'll come to you with Museum at Home.
Real Science: DIY Constellation Viewer
Science Educator Don Riefler shares how you can make your own constellation viewer so you can study the stars during the day!
- Cardboard tube (toilet paper or paper towel)
- Trace one of the ends of the tube on a small piece of paper.
- Find a picture online of your favorite constellation.
- Draw the constellation, making the stars nice and big, inside the circle you traced.
- Tape the paper to one end of the tube, making sure not to leave any openings.
- Using your pencil, carefully poke a hole for each star in the constellation.
- Turn the lights out and shine the flashlight through the open end of the tube onto a surface.
Share your constellations with us by using the hashtag #TCMatHome on social media!