John J. McCarthy Observatory – Astronomy To Go
Volunteers supporting the Intermediate School Science Curriculum
This page is reserved for New Milford Public School teachers to request that volunteers of the Observatory present science lessons in a classroom or the Sarah Noble Intermediate School Planetarium.
To arrange for an Astronomy To Go visit
Please use the form below to submit a request at least two weeks before the visit date. Alternate dates expedite our response if a volunteer is not available on your preferred date. After completing the form below, click on the submit request button. A volunteer will contact you for additional information and confirmation. Lesson plans and descriptions are available below the form.
Short descriptions and requirements of ATG lessons are available here in Adobe Reader™ (PDF) format. Click on the lesson title in the list below to view a lesson plan.
Astronomy To Go Lessons
(Click on the lesson title for a lesson plan.)
|Lesson 1||Grade 5, 6||The Reasons for the Seasons|
|Lesson 2||Grade 5, 6||The Universe in 24 Hours|
|Lesson 3||Grade 4, 5, 6||A Celestial Tour of the Solar System|
|Lesson 4||Grade 4, 5, 6||A Stellarium View of the Night Sky|
|Lesson 5||Grade 5, 6||The Earth, Moon, Gravity and the Ocean Tides|
|Lesson 6||Grade 4||Properties of Light|
|Lesson 7||Grade 4||Light Part 2, The Eye and the Camera|
|Lesson 8||Grade 4, 5, 6||A Celestia Simulation: Solar and Lunar Eclipses|
|Lesson 9||Grade 5, 6||Lunar Phases and Eclipses|
|Lesson 10||Grade 4, 5, 6||Our Solar System in the Galaxy|
|Lesson 11||Grade 4, 5, 6||Our Galaxy in the Universe|
|Lesson 12||Grade 4||Light Part 3, Light Instruments and Tools|
|Lesson 13||Grade 5, 6||Stump the Astronomers|
|Lesson 14||Grade 4, 5, 6||Current Events in Solar System Exploration|
|Lesson 15||Grade 5, 6||Weather on Other Worlds|