Courses

Science

“Chris came in to perform and present his fun and thrilling activities with our residents. Some of these activities included the following: Jump Height on the Moon, Balloons Away, Fizz Rocket, What is Life Discussion, and Balloon Straw Rocket. Each activity was enjoyed thoroughly by our residents and was presented with much passion and excitement. Our residents enjoyed his presentations and have asked that he comes back to do more!”

Marissa Cussins

STEL Residential Manager

 Courses Include:

  • Downloadable Lessons and Documents

  • Hands-on Activities

  • Videos

    Courses Listed Below in Red

   are Open for Registration

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                              be adjusted for groups

                              interested in having their

                              students participate.

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Your Instructor

Christopher (Chris) S. Centi

Also known as “C the Rocket Man”, is on a continuing mission to motivate and excite kids and adults about the cool wonders of science.  He uses Astronomy, Space Exploration and hands-on sensory interactions.  For over 37 years, Chris has presented entertaining, educational and empowering space science programs to diverse audiences ranging from ages 5 to 95.  He has also presented workshops and in-services for teachers, other professionals and parents.  As a speaker, author and science advocate, Chris weaves his hands-on approach and interaction with audiences into a presentation encouraging an appreciation of the importance of science, its usefulness in everyday life and Outer Space as one of our new frontiers.

Since 1985 Chris has been an Astronomy & Space Science Educator and CEO of Centi Astro-Space Activities (CASA).  
He was instrumental in developing and building the planetarium for the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum in Jamestown, NY. and served as the Planetarium Director from November 2012 to December 2016.

Chris has many research interests including studying exoplanets and the search for life elsewhere.  He is an author of various articles and actively gives hands-on presentations to various groups.

Using the hands-on approach, Chris has taught various kids college courses in Astronomy and Space Science and has appeared on TV advocating hands-on science.

“Mr. Centi did an incredible job answering questions written by my 3rd grade students. His answers were knowledgeable and taught us all something new!” 

 

Timothy J. Stumpff

3rd Grade Teacher

Stoney Creek Elementary, A CMS School

Charlotte, NC 28262

1 - RACING to the MOON

        DATES:  Thursdays     April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

       TIME:  6:30 PM  EDT

2 - FIRST STEPS – HUMAN FOOTPRINTS

                                                         on the MOON

       DATES:  Saturdays     May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11

       TIME:  11:00 AM  EDT

3 - APOLLO to ARTEMIS

       DATES: Wednesdays  April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

       TIME:  4:30 PM  EDT

 

4 - ARTEMIS PROGRAM: MOONBOUND

       DATES: Wednesdays  April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

       TIME:  6:00 PM  EDT

5 - LUNAR MYSTERIES 

6 - LIVING and WORKING in SPACE -

         THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS)

7 - EXPLORING SPACE  -  NEAR & FAR

8 - SPACE HAZZARDS

9 - LIFT OFF!! - THE STORY of ROCKETS and

                                                        How They Work

       DATES:  Saturdays     May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11

       TIME:  12:30 PM  EDT

10 -  MARSBOUND

11 - MARSBOUND - ROBOTS to HUMAN PRESENCE

12 - OUR WILD and UNIQUE SOLAR SYSTEM

13 - WATER on EARTH and ELSEWHERE

14 - UNIVERSE of WONDER

15 - INTRO to ASTRONOMY

16 - EXOPLANETS - WORLDS BEYOND

       DATE this course is available is coming soon with a

            link to register. 

17 - ALONE in the UNIVERSE??

18 - RISING STARGIRLS

19 - STEAM SPACE CAMP

   (Although DATES & TIMES are listed below, they are not

    set in stone.  Let us know your scheduling and what 

    would work better for you.  We can adjust the schedule

    for you.  These camps can be scheduled and offered

    anytime for groups including school classes

    afterschool programs, during summer and / or school

    breaks.  Contact us via email or phone to schedule your

    camp)

        Your Mission:  LUNAR SPACE CAMP or

                                 MARS SPACE CAMP

     STEAM - LUNAR SPACE CAMP (A)

     STEAM - LUNAR SPACE CAMP (B)   

     STEAM - LUNAR SPA CE CAMP (C)

       DATES:  July 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 

       TIME:  CAMP (A):  9:30 AM  EDT

                   CAMP (B):  11:30 AM  EDT

                   CAMP (C):  1:30 PM  EDT

     STEAM - MARS SPACE CAMP (A)

     STEAM - MARS SPACE CAMP (B)

     STEAM - MARS SPACE CAMP (C)

       DATES:  August 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15,17 

       TIME:  CAMP (A):  9:30 AM  EDT

                   CAMP (B):  11:30 AM  EDT

                   CAMP (C):  1:30 PM  EDT  

20 - COSMIC TIDBITS  (Offered Weekly)

       DATES:  Tuesdays     April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10,  17

       TIME:  5:30 PM  EDT

21 - SPACE SCIENCE SPINOFFS  (Offered Weekly)

       DATES:  Tuesdays     April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17

       TIME:  6:30 PM  EDT

“Being able to have Christopher "C the Rocket Man" Centi talk with my students was a great experience. The students were able to ask questions and learn about space from a professional which was the highlight of the unit.”

Patrick Goff, 8th Grade Science Teacher

Beumont Middle School