The Astronomy Roadshow Mobile Planetarium

Established January 1994 / Owner of the Largest Mobile Dome in the UK

Our latest Book published as an e-book and paperback... Satellite Spotting & Operations Handbook for beginners; See BOOKS page... Show Prices frozen until Dec 2015 at least.

 

Major Solar Eclipse in the UK - 20th March 2015. From 8.35am to 10.40am. From southern England around 82% of the sun will be covered by the moon at 9.42am. For safe oserving use Eclipse Glasses. They can be obtained on EBay for around £2 or purchase a free pair with the March edition of the BBC Sky at Night magazine. They are perfectly safe; ignore any government warnings; they have been used for many years all over the world - they ruined the 1999 eclipse over this.

 7:00pm / Look out for Venus & Mars together low in the West & Jupiter in the East. Orion is now seen at its best with the Seven Sisters to the right in align with Orion's Belt.


 

With five different sized domes available, the main aim of The Astronomy Roadshow is to increase general interest in science. We visit 230-260 venues with the planetarium / 38,000 people a year - 760,000 since 1994; plus another 5,000 people a year via hall lectures. The world faces huge problems today; Famine, Energy & Material Shortages, Climate Change, Destruction of the Natural World, New Diseases etc; all can be solved by new science and policy. By increasing the number of people involved, we increase our chances of survival or fall upon very hard times and remain stuck here on Planet Earth for centuries. The 21st century is a unique era where we get this choice.

Many planetarium shows seem geared mainly toward entertainment, we have kept the teaching aspect as priority instead. We encourage the audience to reason, evaluate, find logic / realism and question but in an entertaining way.

Regarding school bookings, the presenter is not responsible for the pupils' behaviour. We do not give rides or allow chaotic screaming and shouting sessions; his hearing has been damaged as a result. Children wandering around in the dark is a safety risk too; the lights have to go on and ruin the session for everybody... we provide entertaining science lectures only in quiet venues - regardless of age range... thank you.

Other Astronomy Roadshow Websites (Click on the pictures)...

Save the Planet... A new practical-approach environmental website being produced that help save money too, ideal for school research projects, financial education, life skills -  KS 2-4... 80% complete... 
 Moon Landing Hoax Nonsense.. recommended by astronauts & scientists. 
Satellite Spotting, a free hobby that can change the world... under construction/ please be patient but try it out. E-book and printed books available. 
Touring Space Places to be written up 2015... Will become a Book later... 1% complete... 
 Hedgehog Home Care site with an associated E-Book for 99p and paperbacks 

 Peter Bassett FRAS

North Star House, 92 North Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2HH

01795 420372 

Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm. 

e.mail - astronomyroadshow@virginmedia.com

 

 

 

 

Proud sponsors of the Smile Malawi orphanage operated by Elspeth Baecke of Sittingbourne, Kent.

 

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