Pierce College Science Dome teams up with KBTC to help launch new children’s series

The Pierce College Science Dome is hosting a special event on Jan. 31 to commemorate the launch of PBS Kids’ “Ready Jet Go!” This free event is presented in partnership with KBTC Public Television, and will feature a variety of hands-on science activities for children, live planetarium shows and screenings of the new series.

ReadyJetGo-team[1]“Ready Jet Go” is an animated series that follows three neighborhood children as they befriend a new kid on the street named Jet Propulsion, whose family happens to be aliens from another planet.

From 10-11 a.m., the Science Dome will host a “Ready Jet Go” screening followed by a live planetarium show of “Amazing Aurora.” This interactive presentation features breathtaking views of the Northern Lights. Viewers will find out why these swirling lights appear in the night sky, before visiting other places in the solar system where they can be found.

From 11-11:30 a.m., participants can take part in hands-on science activities before another screening of the series begins again at noon.

“Ready Jet Go” is geared to children ages 3 to 8. “This event provides a great opportunity to introduce children to science,” said Science Dome Coordinator and Professor Hillary Stephens. “This is a good family activity, with interactive activities that will be fun for kids.”

The event is free, but advanced registration is encouraged. To reserve your seats, please visithttp://bit.ly/1T68Yru.

Story reprinted, with permission, from Pierce News website.