Planetarium: Out in Space

Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
60 mins - show
Space, Draw conclusions

Available to book in your school on Mondays and Tuesdays, or for visits to the Science Oxford Centre on Thursdays and Fridays.

Our ”Planetarium – Out in space” show is designed for up to 35 children.

Immersed in our inflatable 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 year and tour some of the other bodies 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 360-degree view of the night sky above them, including the planets, the moon, and the stars. 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 1 hour and the dome 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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Science Oxford Planetarium for primary school children 2021