If you want a full-on cosmic experience without venturing outside on a cold, dark night, our mobile planetarium is for you!
Step inside our mini celestial theatre and take a trip to the stars. Choose from a presenter-led Interactive Sky Tour, using the very latest digital software to guide you around the night sky, out into the Solar System and beyond; or from a range of astro-themed Fulldome Films; or a mixture of the two.
As an educational resource, the mobile planetarium is just the thing to support and enhance classroom learning. And not just about space… with a little imagination, it can be used to enhance learning about different cultures, evolution, light and colour, and even ancient Greece.
The astrodome brings an added ‘wow’ factor to open days, STEM fairs and extra-curricular activities. It can also be used as an inspirational tool for corporate events and team building, and makes a truly impressive addition to wedding parties, birthday celebrations and all kinds of special events.
Visitors to the pop up planetarium will usually be seated on the floor. The dome will comfortably hold up to:
• 40 EYFS children plus supporting adults
• 35 KS1 to KS3 students plus supporting adults
• 30 KS4/KS5 students plus supporting adults
• 30 mixed ages including adults
• 20 babies or toddlers (6 – 24 months) plus carers
If any children or adults are not able to sit on the floor, we can include one or two chairs within the above numbers (supplied by the venue).
The dome is fully accessible for wheelchair users, but this might reduced capacity. For individual requirements, just drop us an email.
The costs for standard planetarium shows (interactive sky tours, fulldome films, or a mix of the two) are:
£250 for a half day, unlimited shows, Monday to Friday
£400 for a full day, unlimited shows, Monday to Friday
We offer special package prices for weekend shows, STEM events, and science fairs; get in touch for a tailor made quotation.
Travel & overnight stay
Travel is free within a 20 mile radius of Hastings, and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey will take us over 2 hours, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £35. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
Location & space
The travelling planetarium is for indoor use only and needs a floor space measuring 6 x 6 metres plus a height of 3.2 metres. The floor space needs to be clean and dry. Access to electricity is essential.
To make a booking, please use the Planetarium Booking Form, but make sure you’ve read our Planetarium Guidelines first. If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.
Health & Safety
All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, a certificate is available on request. You can download our Planetarium Risk Assessment or you can request a copy by email. All of our planetarium presenters hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carry photo ID.