School Planetarium Shows

Little Stars (live)

Little Stars (live)

NEW! Child-centred show for Early Years

Look Up! (live)

Look Up! (live)

NEW! Observing the sky and a peek at some planets for KS1

The Solar System and Beyond (live)

The Solar System and Beyond (live)

NEW! From the night sky to galaxies for KS2 (KS3 version available in mobile planetarium)

Discovering the Universe (live, giant planetarium only)

Discovering the Universe (live, giant planetarium only)

NEW! The Universe considered through light and gravity, for KS3.

Simply Stars (live)

Simply Stars (live)

Find constellations and objects in tonight's sky.

The Planet Show (live, giant planetarium only)

The Planet Show (live, giant planetarium only)

Visit every planet in our solar system

Flight Through the Universe (live, giant planetarium only)

Flight Through the Universe (live, giant planetarium only)

Awe-inspiring overview of the Universe

Bespoke Show (live, giant planetarium only)

Bespoke Show (live, giant planetarium only)

Tailored shows available for KS4+

The Life of Trees (film, mobile planetarium only)

The Life of Trees (film, mobile planetarium only)

Beautiful show for KS1 about the natural environment.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (film, giant planetarium only)

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (film, giant planetarium only)

Child-centred fulldome film about the planets

Polaris, the space submarine (film, giant planetarium only)

Polaris, the space submarine (film, giant planetarium only)

Story exploring the seasons

Astronaut (film, giant planetarium only)

Astronaut (film, giant planetarium only)

Enjoyable show about shuttle-era human spaceflight

Back to the Moon: For Good (film)

Back to the Moon: For Good (film)

Moon exploration & spacecraft

We are Aliens (film, mobile planetarium only)

We are Aliens (film, mobile planetarium only)

The search for alien life

We are Astronomers (film, mobile planetarium only)

We are Astronomers (film, mobile planetarium only)

Modern astronomy and how it is carried out, featuring JWST and CERN for KS3+.

We are Stars (film, giant planetarium only)

We are Stars (film, giant planetarium only)

Space-time adventure! From the Big Bang to atoms, to elements to the modern day.

Cell! Cell! Cell! (film, mobile planetarium only)

Cell! Cell! Cell! (film, mobile planetarium only)

Dynamic show about cell biology. Mobile planetarium only.

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A truly memorable experience

A visit to a planetarium cinema can be invaluable in communicating ideas of scale and distance in space. Such things simply do not fit into books, or even classrooms! The 360° giant domed screen gives a sense of immersion and the experience is awe-inspiring and memorable. Many of the same shows are available both on-site in the giant dome, and off-site in the mobile planetarium.

 

Giant, on-site dome practicalities: 

Schools line up outside the planetarium ten minutes before their booked showtime. If in organised groups, each adult stands at the front of their group (this ensures each group is kept together), otherwise the adults are spread evenly along the line. Adults who need to sit next to one particular child are asked to keep this child next to them as they enter the planetarium and let the staff seating the group know.

Teachers and helpers sit among the students to aid discipline during the show - our staff organise this so that the adults are spread evenly and every child has an adult nearby. Adults are given red torches which can be used to aid exit if necessary. Discipline is rarely a problem as the students are usually very well engaged.

School astronomy shows are followed by Q&A as standard (where time allows), please state if you do not want this option.

The planetarium seats up to 176, so you may share your show with another group of similar age/ability. Larger groups (up to 200) can be squeezed in on request. 

Members of the public may be allowed into school shows in strictly limited numbers (5 yrs+). However, the presenter's attention will remain fully on the school group(s).

More information about visiting the Centre, including pricing, can be found here.

 

Mobile planetarium:

Seats up to 40x KS1-2 children per show, offering up to 6 shows in a full day booking.

Full information including mobile planetarium venue requirements and pricing can be found here.

 

Bookings: if enquiring about a booking, please use the online form for a speedy response.

For futher information, contact Anita, tel 01962 891942 or email anitashearing@winchestersciencecentre.org