Planetarium: An Astronaut’s Adventure

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 30 minutes
Suitable For: FS, KS1

Available to book April to July.  Available for visits to the Science Oxford Centre November to March. Our ”Planetarium – An Astronaut’s Adventure” show is designed for up to 35 children.

Immersed in our inflatable dome, children will have a 360-degree view of the night sky above them. They will then embark on an adventure like no other, travelling into orbit, landing on the Moon, and boldly going where no humans have gone before. In this mesmerising introduction to the ever-expanding subject of Space, children will be able to explore – and ask – the biggest questions in the known Universe. This science-focused live show will be delivered by Science Oxford staff. Children will be asked questions to encourage discussion around key topics to encourage higher-order thinking.

The experience lasts no more than half an hour inside the dome and can accommodate up to 35 children. Schools will need a hall large enough to hold the planetarium (3.2m high, with a 6m x 6m footprint). Please discuss with the Science Oxford team.

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Our experienced team will put together a full or part-day programme of shows and workshops that fits into your school timetable and that allows sufficient time to set up, reset or clear away. The programme is tailored to each school and can usually include a mixture of activities for different Key Stages. A small number of activities may require two Science Oxford staff members, who could also run two streams of other activities simultaneously.

For timetables involving one staff member:

£230+VAT for a part day
£320+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

For timetables involving two staff members:

£360+VAT for a part day
£495+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

This is an example of a schedule of a full day with Science Oxford in your school:

Contact our schools team with any questions on [email protected] 

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