Mobile planetarium for schools


This huge state-of-the-art six-metre digital mobile planetarium cinema dome can bring the 360° experience into your school.

The dome is easy to set up in an appropriate venue. It comes with an astronomy expert who can present live planetarium cinema shows and/or play 360° fulldome films on a variety of topics.

The Science Centre is passionate about science communication with many years experience of creating informative and magical shows for groups from Nursery to Secondary. 

Booking & enquiries: contact Anita, tel 01962 891942 (8am - 4pm) or email

Please check your venue is appropriate for the dome before booking! It requires a large, indoor space with very high ceiling and flat entry route. If using the lunch hall, be aware there would not usually be enough time to set down before the lunch team would need to begin setting out tables, and so lunches are usually arranged to take place elsewhere.


Mobile Planetarium Shows

All shows and films use 360o projections and can be followed by astronomy Q&A (as schedule allows).

Early Years:

Live show: NEW! Little Stars (20min)
Film: The Life of Trees (33min)

Key Stage 1:

Live show: NEW! Look Up! (30min)
Film: The Life of Trees (33min)

Key Stage 2:

Live show: NEW! The Solar System and Beyond (35min)
Live show: Simply Stars (30min show focusing on constellations)

Film: The Life of Trees (33min, ages up to yr4)
Film: We Are Aliens (24min, the search for life in space)
Film: Back to the Moon: For Good (24min, Moon exploration)

Key Stage 3:

Live show: Earth and Beyond (45min) - dates until end May 2017
Live show: NEW! Discovering the Universe (35min) - dates from June 2017

Film: We Are Astronomers (24min, modern astronomy)
Film: The Life of Trees (24min, the search for life in space)
Film: Back to the Moon: For Good (24min, Moon exploration) 
Film: Cell! Cell! Cell! (24min, cells, DNA, fertilisation, embryogenesis)   


Schools Prices and Booking

FULL DAY £500 + travel (ex VAT)
Up to 6 shows; 40 KS2* children per show = 240 children through the dome
Works out approx £2.08 per child (Indicative price only)

HALF DAY £350 + travel (ex VAT)
Up to 3 shows; 40 KS2* children per show = 120 children through the dome
Works out approx £2.92 per child (Indicative price only)

*KS3+ will have reduced capacity down to max 30 for adults. Chairs/wheelchairs will reduce capacity, please ask for advice.

Add KS3+ Explore Your Universe particle physics shows for £210 + travel (ex VAT) per day in addition to planetarium charges.

A second presenter can set up and deliver this highly interactive 40min show with many demos and volunteer opportunities. Option to run with smaller groups in parallel with the planetarium shows, or as one big stage show. This show is currently only available in-school in combination with the mobile planetarium. 

*The mobile planetarium requires an area of 7m x 7m with 4.5m ceiling height and a power source. 

*These mobile planetariums are not suitable for outdoor use, however they can be erected within a weatherproof marquee.