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Pop-up Planetarium for Schools Workshops

Bring the Universe to your School!

High-definition planetarium experience covering the Earth in Space, the Solar System, and constellations of the night sky. We visit the International Space Station; and observe how the Moon, rockets and satellites move relative to the Earth. The 360° planetarium can also dynamically describe the phases of the Moon, the reason for the seasons, and even take children on a hyper-realistic virtual rollercoaster ride to experience inertia, gravity and centripetal acceleration!

Format

Presenter-led, interactive look at the current night sky followed by a 360˚ film

Age Groups

EYFS - Y13, Reception, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Discover Planets and Exoplanets

Explore not only the planets and other objects of our Solar System, but also the now frequent discovery of planets around other stars: exoplanets. With 400 billion stars in our galaxy alone, how many Earth-like planets could exist out there?

Mars

Hold a Famous Meteorite

Cradle in your hand a large fragment of one of the most famous meteorites in history, the one that gouged out Barringer Crater in Arizona, USA. Meteorites are 4.6 billion years old, so when you touch a meteorite you touch the oldest object you will ever touch.

Oldest object you will ever touch

Visit the International Space Station

Experience the docking of a spacecraft at the Station; float inside the ISS with astronauts; visit the kitchen, sleeping quarters and toilet; enjoy breathtaking views of planet Earth and discover why the Space Station doesn't fall on our heads.

ISS

Marvel at the True Colours of Stars

What happens when you look at a star through a telescope and put the image out of focus? The subtle colour of the star is revealed. Surround yourself in a beautiful 360° mosaic displaying the colour of all 1,250 stars visible to the naked eye.

Kaleidocosmo

Cost

Schools receive discounts across all bookings, making our digital dome experiences possible for the equivalent of £1.43 per student (with the 7m dome and 8 sessions), to £3.13 per student (with the 4m dome and 8 sessions). Schools in the WIDER BRISTOL AREA receive an additional 30% discount on their first booking!

Testimonials

"It was pleasing to hear the gasps of awe as we went flying into the universe"

Teacher, Cromer Road Primary, London

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About This Provider (Immersive Theatres)
7m Dome
Head Office: Immersive Theatres, Bristol, Bristol, BS13 7HL

Digital planetarium service for all ages specialising in astronomy, cross-curricular learning, new media art and multi-sensory immersive experiences. Our mission is to bring the thrill of immersive learning to schools, using engaging presenters and modern 360° projection technology. Students and teachers will be left with vivid and lasting memories to motivate classroom learning.

Requirements
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Indoor floor space requirements:

⦿ 5m dome: 6 x 6m with 3.3m high ceiling

⦿ 6m dome: 6.6 x 6.6m with 3.7m high ceiling

⦿ 7m dome: 7.6 x 7.6m with 4.2m high ceiling

Event Days
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British Science Week, Earth Day, International Astronomy Day, World Space Week
Available Regions
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Locations in England
Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Locations in Wales
Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

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