Topics the boys selected ranged from why Earth can sustain life while other planets can't, which planets might be able to sustain life in the future and how they might do so, the Big Bang, the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, and the trials and travails of Pluto.
The shows were narrated by the boys, who wrote the scripts and prepared the storyboards in English classes, and designed the presentations using the planetarium's Uniview software, which visualizes space data in real time to create 3-D tours of the universe.
In addition to working on their projects with their teachers at school, the boys made several trips to the planetarium for workshops with the Digital Universe Flight School of the AMNH. This was the first time that the Digital Universe Flight School has partnered with a school for this program. The boys loved it.
In truth, rather than witnessing a school project, the audience experience was that of a real space show. Great work by the DUFS, our boys, and their teachers Mrs. Sundar, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Fortney, and Mrs. Davis!