Cosmic Castaways



A Ward Beecher Planetarium original production!


There are places where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Big Dipper, nothing but a few lonely, far away stars and faint, ghostly patches of light.


Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, travelling with their brothers and sisters in a vast galactic family. But some find themselves on their own, deep within voids between the galaxies. These are the Cosmic Castaways.


Produced here at WBP, this program is based partially on research by YSUís astrophysicists Dr. John Feldmeier and Dr. Patrick Durrell.


Topics covered: galaxies and galaxy types, gravity and its effects in the universe


Recommended Audience

grade 11 & 12, adults

Recorded portion

20 min


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