On Wednesday, March 4th, preschoolers from the Sandhills region joined Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu as they explored the night sky in One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, a planetarium show created by the Sesame Workshop with major funding by the PNC Foundation and other partners.
The show travels to area schools in an inflatable dome that provides children with an age-appropriate introduction to astronomy while forging cross-cultural connections. More than 150 students from Sandhills Children's Center's Southern Pines and Rockingham Campuses visited the mobile planetarium.
"The PNC Planetarium travels all over the United States and our children were so fortunate to have it land right here at Sandhills Children's Center! The children from both campuses were mesmerized by the stars and constellations, and learned that you can see the same stars all over the world from wherever you are!" said Melanie Gayle, Sandhills Children's Center's Chief Executive Officer.