We have a limited availability for the 2018 academic year- we have been succesful in our crowdfunding and have enough funds to go to 4 KS2, 4 KS3, 4 KS4 and 4 A-level schools/colleges before August 2018.

Due to the nature of our crowd funding we can only go to schools who are considered 'widening participation'- if you would like to book us please email Sadie.

Please note that there are several other mobile planetarium across the South of England that offer school visits, please go onto the website, linked below, and type in your school postcode to find the planetaria that serve your area:


BAP website


Preference will be given to schools within an hour travel distance of the University & those who agree to have us back into the school 3 months after the visit to have a hour long Focus Group with one of the groups who saw the astrodome show for evaluation purposes!

We offer a MINIMUM of 3 x 45 minute shows and a MAXIMUM of 6 x 60 minute shows in one day!

Please note it takes at least 5 minutes at the start of each session to give our introductions and do the safety talk. We do this outside of the astrodome.

It takes at least 10 minutes to get the students in and out of the dome.

Asssuming the show is 45 minutes, this means we have at least 25 mins inside the dome learning about the physics of the stars and planets etc. And at least 10 minutes for questions!

When you make a timetable for the day please rememember that we need at least 45mins to have a break/eat lunch!

We must reach at least 90 students in one visit from a minimum of 3 shows -Ideally, we want to reach, about 150 students in one day, from 5 shows!

NOTE: Our absolute limit for the day is 6 x 60 minute shows!

We no longer do 30 minute shows for Primary students because this isn't enough time for them to see the show and ask questions. A 40 min session will allow each group to get at least 5 minutes outside the dome afterwards to ask us questions.

Email to book:

Email Sadie with the following information if you would like to make a booking before August 2018.

Name of School:

Postcode of School:

Age group of students:

Number of shows requested:

She will get back to you asap to let you know if we can provide you with a free visit.


Teachers, please do not forget to timetable-in a break for us to have lunch. The astrodome demonstrating team are always extremely grateful when the school provides us with a free lunch :)

Please DO NOT leave us alone with the students- outside the dome or inside the dome. Please make sure there is always at least one teacher inside the dome with us.

The teacher inside the dome is responsible for behaviour management while we are inside the dome.

All teachers organising the visit can request a free teachers pack from us which we will bring along to the visit. Please tell me if you want one by emailing me.

Please note I (Sadie Jones) have a DBS (Criminal Record Check) but not all of the rest of my team do. However, members of the team have been fully trained and are aware that they should not be left alone with the students.

Email Sadie

to make an enquiry...