PIONEER VILLAGE - Maryville Elementary students experienced a field trip of astronomical proportions.
And no one had to leave the school building to participate.
Students attended educational programs inside the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium presented by the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville.
The Portable Planetarium, shaped like the top of a large mushroom, can fit inside most school gymnasiums. Once inflated, students head inside to get a look at the projected skies above.