At StarDome we know how important it is
to inspire people of all ages
We want you to leave our shows with a feeling of inspiration, of knowledge and of wanting to know more
For children especially to have their questions answered in a way that they understand
The planetarium experience is one that people young and old alike will remember for many years.
StarDome presentations are tailored to your requirements. We are flexible in our approach and we are always willing to help and advise.
StarDome fits in with your existing school or event timetable minimizing disruption You know your timetable better than us so we are happy to fit in with you
Presentation lengths vary between 20 minutes and 1 hour depending on the group and include the very latest news & images from around the world and beyond. All are presenter led, not just a recording or film.
Sessions will allow time for entry and exit of the planetarium along with time for a Q & A session
Very popular themes include:
"THE SOLAR SYSTEM"
"THE LIFE AND DEATH OF STARS"
StarDome is able to present to a wide audience from nursery/reception class right through to university students, adults and the general public
We give presentations to a wide variety audiences including astronomical societies
Shows can include any astronomical or space theme
shows can also be adapted to general audiences
We can also offer a shorter planetarium show
without a PowerPoint presentation
when time is tight
The current most popular dome presentations are:
"The Solar System"
A tour of our own Galactic neighbourhood
(KS2 & KS3, Public)
(KS2 &KS3, Public)
"The life & Death of Stars"
(KS3 & KS4, Public)
How they live & ultimately how they die
(KS4 & 6th Form, Public)
"The Little lost Star"
(Our story about the sun and its Planets
for Pre School, nursery & reception classes developed over many years)
Other presentations include:
"In Search Of The Aurora"
"Impact! Cosmic Collisions & the death of the dinosaurs"
"The KT Boundary Extinction event"
"The Hubble Space Telescope"
"People in Space"
"The history of Space Exploration"
Each theme is illustrated by utilizing MS Power Point
with large images projected on to the dome
with digital projection.
The images will include the latest and best from NASA and Andrew's other world wide space sources.
We then embark on a journey of discovery with the planetarium show - the highlight of any dome presentation.
A sky which is always clear and free from any light pollution!
The commentary is live no gimmicks required!
No taped voice-over presentations are used
We are confident in our subject knowledge
When the dome lights dim to a gasp from the audience we see 3000 stars appear in a perfect night sky free from light pollution.
We trace constellation patterns, find star clusters, galaxies and planets.
A whirling, dizzying spin then takes us to the North pole to find the North star , then back to our home and then to the Equator.
Maybe even time for a trip to Florida in the USA or down under to Australia to glimpse some of the southern stars & constellations including the Southern Cross.
StarLore - how other cultures interpreted the night sky, the Polynesians, the Africans, the aboriginal people, the Egyptians
We hope to allow you to further your space understanding and knowledge.
StarDome does not make idle promises
StarDome brings the Universe
and it's wonders to you
that is a FACT!
StarDome is one of the longest established mobile planetarium businesses in the UK (24+ years)