CU brings astronomy lessons, portable planetarium to Frederick High School

CU students spent Tuesday at Frederick High School, teaching astronomy lessons and leading presentations in an inflatable planetarium.

They covered astrobiology, black holes and how scientists find planets outside the solar system, along with giving students a tour of the cosmos in the planetarium.

"Sometimes science is sidelined in high school because math and physics can turn people off," said CU senior Brittney Washington. "This is a good way to show students that not only can astronomy be super cool and super fun, it's also accessible to everyone. You open that world to them."

The CU students are part of the University of Colorado Science, Technology and Astronomy Recruits, or CU STARS, program. The program is supported by CU's outreach office.

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