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The Light-Hearted Astronomer

For slide based planetariums

Ken Fulton has been described as the light-headed astronomer, but he is best known for his book, 'The Light-Hearted Astronomer'. Naked eye and binocular observing are promoted in this adaptation, along with the personal experience and enjoyment of astronomy. Visitors will also learn how NOT to buy a telescope.

Four versions of the soundtrack are included to present highlights of the seasonal sky. The Light-Hearted Astronomer inspires as much as it entertains.

Award winner:

The script for The Light-Hearted Astronomer received second place in the 1990 Eugenides Biennial International Planetarium Script competition.


  • Suitable for grades 5 and up and family audiences
  • 35 minutes, plus walk-out music
  • 208 slides - includes 6 panorama scenes