The Celestial Sphere: A Narrated Tour of the Night Sky

 Celestial Sphere Videotape We are pleased to announce that The Celestial Sphere comes "Recommended" by Library, Teacher's and Astronomy Publications and School Boards in both the United States and Canada.


How often have you looked at the stars and wondered about the constellations and star names? Wheather you are a teacher, a student or a star gazer, you need this tape! Astronomy is now part of curriculum in many schools. Teachers will find The Celestial Sphere an excellent way to introduce the sky and astronomy to their students.

TV-Views With the Supplement, ESL classes (English as a Second Language) can follow the narration with the script. Thus, it can be used as a tool to help improve diction, vocabulary and grammer.

This 49 minute narrated videotape is a tour of the night sky. Only one planetarium software can approach what the night sky really looks like (Starry Night's "ProPlus") but it costs over 10X as much.

This tape delivers the real sky. It is a record of the night sky as seen from a dark rural site. It contains unique scenes of Comet Hyakutake and Hale Bopp as they drifted across the northern sky. There are also video segments of aurorae, meteors and solar eclipses. Once you have learned the sky, turn off the sound and enjoy the show in the silence of your thoughts.

This tape shows the rotation of the celestial sphere. It shows the constellations and asterisms as they drift across the sky in the south and around the pole star in the north. It locates and identifies the brightest deep sky objects that are visible to the unaided eye from suburban observing sites.

The Celestial Sphere is an excellent resource for educators. Suitable for star gazers AND both public and highschool classes (grades 5 to 12). It is even used in college and university introductory astronomy courses. Educators may select specific sections for their astronomy classes.




Home Use is $15.
Public Presentation Rights is $25 (for schools and libraries).
There is an additional $12 shipping and handling charge.

For broadcast rights, contact Starlight Theatre.

Wholesale prices are available on request.

Here are a few frames from the videotape.

Sample Frames


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