Earth and Beyond (KS1/2)


Earth and Beyond  – 30 min

This show is an alternative to our ‘Journey into Space’ , being a little shorter in length, for younger KS2, or KS1. We start with a  presentation using our planetarium software to look at the night sky. Topics covered during the show include;

  • Day, Night and year
  • The Sun and stars
  • The Earth, Sun and Moon are separate spherical bodies
  • The difference between stars and planets
  • The Earth’s environment
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons
  •  Gravity
  • A brief introduction to the history of astronomy


The presenter’s introduction  is followed by a 12  minute fulldome show ‘Solar System Adventure’ taking the children on a tour of the Solar System.  The show will last around 30 minutes in total, allowing for  questions at the end.

There is also now an option for KS1 to include a 5 min film ‘Clockwork Skies’,  giving a brief overview of the motion of the Earth.