Are you affiliated with a school or community group interested in learning more about Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the STEM Educational Center, and the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium? Welcome to the STEM Education Center's Frequently Asked Questions page, where we'll address many common questions, concerns, and logistics behind scheduling your very own in-depth campus tour.
Once you have previewed the questions listed below and want to continue toward scheduling your STEM Center tour, fill out the STEM Outreach Event Request Form and email it to STEM Outreach Director Andy Fraher with the name of your group, the number of people in your tour group, what dates you would like to schedule a tour for, along with any other relevant information pertaining to your request.
If you are interested in having your next event hosted at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus, then visit our Conferences & Retreats page for more information.
We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Yes, when you schedule your tour, you will have the option of selecting a planetarium show of your choice. Special requests for shows not listed below may be considered if requested in advance.
A few of the planetarium shows available to tour groups are as follows:
Planetarium Introduction - 6.5 mins. (Developed in-house): Demonstrates the capabilities of the planetarium; see the night sky, fly through the stars, and more!
Tour of the Solar System - 30 mins.: Show explores the solar system and has been designed for school groups, but can be adapted to different age groups.
46.5 Billion Light Years - 15 mins. (Developed in-house): Start at the Earth and zoom out to see how big the cosmos really are! Fly to the edge of our visible knowledge of the known universe.
The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium also offers specially curated full-dome planetarium shows open to the public year-round. For more information on the facility, the shows, and showtimes, visit the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium page.
Campus tours are conducted by one of our staff members, and may include information such as:
Possibly, depending on when your tour is scheduled. Embry-Riddle is an active learning environment. As such, visitors are expected to be respectful of the classroom environments you will be engaging with while on campus. All students, employees, and volunteers at Embry-Riddle must be treated respectfully.
Tour groups must provide an adequate number of adult chaperones in order to provide safe, legal, and effective oversight of minors. The standards are as follows:
Tour groups will be responsible for all its operations and personnel. All activities must be supervised under competent adult supervision.