Star Dome Mobile Planetarium
Star Dome is an educational mobile planetarium working with school groups since 1990. Run by astronomer Martin Lunn, who received an MBE for services to astronomy and education, Star Dome brings astronomy to the young scientists of tomorrow.
The Star Dome can visit schools across the North of England, please get in contact using the form below to check availability and prices for your school!
Why are Star Dome a great choice for bringing fun workshops into your school?
Star Dome is available to schools across the north of England, introducing pupils to astronomy and science through a series of interactive presentations, each tailored for different year groups at Key Stages 1 and 2.
What activities are available during group visits?
KS1 - This astronomy presentation introduces children to a famous group of stars known as the Big Bear, part of a constellation visible from the UK every night of the year. Each group has to try to find the Big Bear as he moves through the night sky during the planetarium presentation. Noisy and great fun, who knows what sort of mischief the Great Bear will get up to. KS2 - Earlier year groups will be taken on a journey through the stars that are visible during different seasons of the year. We discuss how some of the more prominent star constellations got their names, including the myths and stories from Ancient Greece. Older year groups have a similar presentation with an additional workshop looking at 'Earth and Beyond'. A great opportunity for children to impress their teacher with what they have learned and what they know about this exciting scientific subject.
What size groups do you cater for?
The Star Dome can accommodate 35 children plus teachers, per workshop.
The Star Dome needs to be in a hall at least 4 meters high and 8 meters across.
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