Why The Sky?

Discover the scenario “Living With A Star” in SCI’s upper-level space science experience platform Why The Sky? where you can:

  • Explore other planets through a digital video globe
  • Examine our Sun as just another star in the vast Milky Way galaxy
  • Learn how light has been used throughout history to keep time
  • Find the outer reaches of space through telescopes
  • See a space suit and learn about an Iowa-born NASA Astronaut
  • Build anything you can dream up, from spaceworthy to extraterrestrial
  • Discover a completely self-sufficient life form, barely visible to the eye

Plus, select subjects to create your own planetarium program on SCI's COSMIC JUKEBOX®, then enter the Star Theater to watch your creation on the 50-ft. dome screen!