Popular combination: presenter-led show + 360˚ film
Treat your students to the best of both worlds (available with all performances):
- Highly acclaimed interactive astronomer/astrophysicist-led introduction to the current night sky based on the science curriculum or common entrance 13 syllabus. The sky shown in the planetarium, will be the real sky outside your city, and includes Q&A at the end.
- Main live components (Preschool, Key stage 1-2)
- The movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
- The movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
- The Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
- The idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent
- Movement of the sun across the sky and why we must not look at the sun
- Constellations and asterisms, including highlighting some famous greek constellations
- The Plough, and how to find the north star
- Deep space objects, nebulae, galaxies and black holes
- Supplementary live components (Key stage 2+)
- Introduction to the model of the Sun and Earth explaining day and night
- Why the Sun is a star at the centre of our solar system and that it has eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto was reclassified as a ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006)
- Understanding that the moon is a celestial body that orbits our planet, and other planets have different number of moons
- Structure and geometry of our solar system, including how the geocentric model of the solar system gave way to the heliocentric one
- 3D tour of the solar system
- Visiting each planet, looking at them in detail, whilst the presenter moves the audience around the planet, zooming down to the surface
- 3D visit to the International Space Station
- Re-live what it was like when Tim Peake visited the ISS, and see what it's like inside with other astronauts
- Unlimited choice of over 100 curiculum linked and cross-curricular films
- Choose complimentary subject i.e. astronomy or any subject you like from our extensive catalogue
- Free worksheet certificate for all students taking part
- Suitable for Key Stage 1-2
- Free genuine meteorite handling
- At 4.5 billion years old, it will be the oldest thing your students will touch
- Real astronaut space food ice cream (various flavours, including gluten free option)
- Stunning VR experience, with shorter experiences covering all subjects
Total duration: Flexible between 30min (KS1) -45min (KS2) -60min (KS3) 90min (common entrance 13)
Planetarium Feedback & Testimonials
"Thank you so much for providing us with such a great experience for our customers. I was very impressed with Matt, he was a great hit with me and the rest of our team."
He arrived well ahead of time, was extremely amenable, enthusiastic and gave me personally the confidence that the Planetarium was in good hands so that I could attend to the rest of my event. He is a great asset to your team."
I would definitely recommend you to others and hope to have you here next year if we repeat this event. Thank you."
Worcestor Mobile Planetarium
"What an incredible experience for our saturday school. All 10 wheelchair users, were blown away by the presentations and films"
"Perfect for PMLD children, looking forward to see you again!"
Whizz Kidz - St Luke's sports and science college
Exeter Mobile Planetarium
"We were really keen to run a project on life on mars with our new year 12 students, and this was the perfect experience. Adam delivered great mars simulations shows inside the mobile planetarium, leaving the students in awe!"
Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
Liverpool Mobile Planetarium
"Yet another fab day with these guys. Adam was great with the students, and our special needs children we truly engage with the experience. Highly recommended company."
Gloucester Mobile Planetarium