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StarDome Portable Planetarium

The StarDome* is a portable, inflatable planetarium, which fits into most school halls or gyms. It is 6 metres in diameter, approximately 4 metres high and with space inside for about 30 children or 25 adults to take part in a session within the dome at any one time.

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Stardome


*Please note: the StarDome cannot be set up outdoors.

We normally offer four sessions of the same show in a day of approximately 50 minutes duration.

Our current StarDome shows include;


Light show

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Using hands on activities and demonstrations in the Stardome, explore where light comes from, how it moves and why it is so important to us. Then find out more about the night time sky.

Recommended for: KS2

Curriculum Links: Light, Working Scientifically, Earth and Space.

 

The Life of Stars

Life Cycle of Stars

Follow the life of a star from birth to death as we discover different types of stars. Then explore different examples of these in our night time sky.

Recommended for: Key Stage 3 and 4

Curriculum links: Stellar evolution.

Earth, Moon and Sun

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How do these objects interact with each other? Why do we get different seasons? Why does the Moon look different throughout the month? Find out the answers to these questions and more before looking at the night time sky.

Recommended for: Key Stage 2 and 3

Curriculum links: Earth, Moon and Sun, The Earth and Beyond, Myths and legends.

The Planets and Stars

Saturn

Explore the Solar System by visiting the planets and other objects. Then find out more about the night time sky.

Recommended for: Key Stage 2 and 3

Curriculum links: The Earth and beyond, The Solar System, Earth, Moon and Sun, Myths and legends

Egypt

Stardome

Find out what the Ancient Egyptians thought about the stars and hear some of the stories that come from that time.

Recommended for: Key Stage 2 

Curriculum links: Egyptians, Myths and Legends

Greek Myths

Orion

Discover some of the characters from Greek mythology and hear their stories. We then discover how the Ancient Greeks saw the stars and what they thought about them.

Recommended for: Key Stage 2 

Curriculum links: Ancient Greeks, Myths and Legends

Worldwide Star Stories

Stardome

Worldwide Star Stories looks at star mythology from around the world using stories from the Ancient Greek, Egyptian, Native American and Hindu stargazers.

Recommended for: Key Stages 1 and 2

Curriculum links: Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Hindu, Myths and Legends, Narrative writing

Suns, Stars and Stories

Sunrise

This programme uses stories to tell us why we have night and day, before looking at some simple star patterns and hearing the stories behind the pictures.

Recommended for: KS1

Curriculum links: Night and Day, Speaking and Listening, Native American stories

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