SOTON ASTRODOME: explore the astrophysics of the universe

NEWS: Unfortunately, due to restricted funding for mobile planetarium visits we will not able to offer any school bookings between now and April 2017.

PARTNERS: We are committed to providing shows free of charge to schools and are currently looking for industrial sponsorship to allow us to do this.

AIM: Our aim is inspire people of all ages to take an interest in physics and astronomy. Specifically we want to get people excited by our world-leading astrophysics research.

EST JUNE 2011: Since establishment the Soton Astrodome #OurGreatestTeam have done astrodome shows at over 400 local schools free of charge and the astronomy outreach and public engagement program has engaged with over 100,000 people.

EACH YEAR: We offer 40 schools in the local area (within 1 hour's drive of the University) the chance to receive a mobile planetarium visit free of charge.

REACH:In a single visit we must see at least 90 students, from a minimum of 3 x 45 minute shows. Ideally we would like to see at least 150 students in one day and do 5 shows! We do not do shows for Reception and Year 1.