Wednesday, 23 September 2015

SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download)

Well we are back with a new place in the city we stay- SHARJAH, UAE.

This newly opened place is amazing and a power house for learning. What we love about this more subdued cousin city of DUBAI is that, it has so many hidden gems that make it an amazing place to be with children- sans screen time and the new age gizmos. 


Well where did we go? and what did we learn?


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/
Looking at the sky when the lights were out, staring up at the stars, looking for stories they seemed to tell and wondering what was beyond. This is an amazing growing up experience. What better place to understand the sky and space than a Planetarium. Its pretty much sure that almost every major city on earth definitely has a Planetarium.

So off, to ignite our daughter's curiosity about SPACE and its vastness, we drove to the newly opened and glistening SHARJAH PLANETARIUM.


The Planetarium is a part of SHARJAH CENTER FOR ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCES

Here's the official page
WWW.SCASS.AE

The Planetarium is housed in a massive and brand new building. Opened in May 2015 in the University campus in Sharjah, it has a huge golden and eye catching dome representing the sun and the garden has rings and the planets :) 


Here is the map for anyone who seeks directions. 

GPS Coordinates: 25.285168, 55.46089
SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/



Well moving to what we actually did there , we saw an amazing show, many astrophysics games and telescopes to view. 


The massive building seems to have many more things to pop up including a cafe and a souvenir shop, and probably many more shows too.


The staff were very friendly and helpful. 

We will probably make another visit at a later date when there is a new show.


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/










Well we couldn't let off our daughter till she could relate to what she saw there. What better way to remember than a tiny little journal of sight words of SPACE. 


It took some time to make, the pictures, the writing practice space, the drawing and coloring space. and the easy sight words and images she could grab.


Well here is a glimpse.

SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


The little one had a zillion questions to ask and million things to point out, and some to look back into her journal, many peeking sessions into the telescope. 


Any one interested in astronomy in UAE can follow the DUBAI ASTRONOMIC GROUP. Their website has loads of articles for the space geeks. They have a great camping school program too.


Well there you go with the details of an interesting visit. We are definitely doing more star gazing this winter.


I found this very cute space activity in a wonderful blog, 

Space Playdough @ NO TIME FOR FLASHCARDS
PHOTO FROM : http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2015/09/space-playdough.html

Seems like much fun. We are definitely doing this. Need to scour for an astronaut play-set :)

Well closing off with some info on the place and the mini space journal download. 



SHARJAH PLANETARIUM
SHARJAH CENTER FOR ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCES
Open on all days except TUESDAY and FRIDAY
Timing : 9am to 8pm
Show timings : 11 am and 6pm on SATURDAY
                         11 am on other working days
Tickets: Child - 20 AED
              Adult - 30 AED
              Family - 100 AED
Contact Number : +971 6 5166000


MINI SPACE JOURNAL (for Kindergarten and Primary grades):
Please use the following download only for non-commercial learning purposes and do link back directly to this blog page and not the download page. 


SHARJAH PLANETARIUM: Learning about the skies and Beyond. (Free Space Journal Download) @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

Get your free Space book here MINI-BOOK FOR SPACE

This journal can be used for sight words, as flash cards, for writing practice, for the sequence and identification of planets, and most importantly as a mini journal to take to the planetarium visit. 


ZAIN & FARZ

P.S. Other fun learning places to be visiting in SHARJAH featured on our blog.


SHARJAH DISCOVERY CENTRE

SHARJAH AQUARIUM
SHARJAH MARITIME MUSEUM
SHARJAH BOOK FAIR
SHARJAH NATIONAL PARK
SHARJAH CHILDREN'S READING FESTIVAL
SHARJAH SCIENCE MUSEUM
SHARJAH LIBRARY
SHARJAH PLANETARIUM

This post is linked to :

Learning Kid Linkup


Tree Valley Academy

Made for kids-3

The Resourceful Mama

Let kids be kids linky



Littles learning link-up


Photobucket

Kids Corner- Linky 22

what katy said

2 comments: