It’s not just schools that use our dome. If you have an event and would like us to come along, please contact us.
Would you like a children’s party to remember? Perhaps you have a Scouts or Guides group and want to set them off to their astronomy badge? Perhaps you would like something a little different to draw attention to a local event?
Why not book our portable planetarium and immerse yourself in a 360 degree space show.
There are 5 and 6 meter domes. The 5 meter dome is 3.5 meters high and requires 7 meters of floor space. The 6 meter dome is 4 meters high and requires 8 meters of floor space. One power socket is needed. The domes are for indoor use only.
If you do not have the room for a dome we also offer the virtual night sky tour using a flat screen and projector.
Virtual Night Sky Tour
For all keen stargazers we take you on a virtual tour of the night sky using planetarium software. From finding your way around the sky with the naked eye to deep sky wonders that can seen with binoculars or telescopes. Identify astronomical targets from stellar nurseries, where stars are forming, to the remnants of stars that have exploded into space. Take a look at our own Solar System as the planets look through a virtual telescope and stars we know to have their own planets.
Mobile Planetarium films
‘The Great Planet Adventures’ 23 minutes Ages 7+
A variety of planets, planetoids and moons orbit our sun. What if humans could visit them. Where would we land? What kind of colony would we build? The show selects real destinations with different terrains, temperatures, energy sources and gravity – creating realistic environments with reasons to be there and ways to have fun. With muscles and bones made on Earth, you’ll be a superstar on the solar system’s low-gravity worlds. Imagine zip lining on the scorched Mercury or snowmobiling when it really snows on Pluto. Bungee jumping into outer space from an asteroid is like low-g diving from the tallest cliff or rappelling into the deepest canyon in the solar system. Without gravity’s strong pull, you can glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jet-pack in a geyser’s spray on Triton, or even drive a monster truck along a steep lunar crater wall. The Great Planet Adventures brings you each of these incredible off-world adventures.
Two small Pieces of Glass 23 minutes Ages 7 +
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies.
Back to The Moon for Good 23 minutes. Ages 7+
The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s, recapping what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbour including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is introduced as the largest incentivised competition to date, designed to democratise space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes.
The show highlights the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel. The show ends with a stunning glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon.
We Are Aliens 23 minutes Ages 7+
Take a fascinating, immersive journey to explore the evidence of where there could be alien life in our galaxy.
Find out what scientists and engineers are doing to try to answer one of the most fundamental questions: are we alone? From exploration of our neighbouring worlds to the discovery of distant exoplanets, we may not be far from an answer to this question. This show is best for ages 8yr+, containing science concepts appropriate to 11yr +
The amazing new fulldome experience We Are Aliens! explores how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe.