Planetarium: Out in Space

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 1 Hour
Suitable For: KS2

Available to book January to July 2022. Our new ”Planetarium – Out in space’ show is designed for 35 children in the science dome.

During the current COVID-19 restrictions, shows are generally best kept to a single bubble, and may take a little longer than normal. Please see our risk assessments below. To discuss health and safety arrangements for your school and to book, call 01865 810000, email [email protected] or complete our booking form and we will contact you.

Immersed in our inflatable science dome, children will look at the wonders of the night sky. They will learn about the movement of the earth, moon and other planets, relative to the sun in our solar system, how and why the sky changes throughout the seasons and tour some of the other planets in our solar system. They will be able to explore the stars in a learning environment that is out of this world.

Seated on the floor of the dome, children will have a 180-degree view of the night sky above them, including the planets, the moon, and the stars. This science-focussed live show will be delivered by Science Oxford staff and won’t include any pre-recorded visuals or films. Children will be asked questions to encourage discussion around key topics to encourage high-order thinking.
The experience lasts 1 hour and the dome can accommodate up to 35 children. Schools will need a hall large enough to hold the planetarium. Please discuss with the Science Oxford team.

Curriculum links:

  • Risk Assessment for COVID-19
  • Outreach COVID Guidelines
  • Pricing

    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 staff members, but we can run two streams of activities simultaneously with an additional member of staff.

    For timetables involving one staff member:

    £210+VAT for a part day
    £290+VAT for a whole day
    15% discount for Member Schools

    For timetables involving two staff members:

    £320+VAT for a part day
    £450+VAT for a whole day
    15% discount for Member Schools

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

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