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 2016.
8.30pm / Look out for Venus in the West & Jupiter in the East. Orion is now seen at its best with the Seven Sisters to the right aligned with Orion's Belt.
The International Space Station will make further evening passes for southern England; 7th April almost overhead 9.55pm, 8th April, high in the south 9.05pm, 9th April almost overhead at 9.46pm, 10th April overhead at 8.55pm, 11 April overhead at 9.34pm, 12th April overhead at 8.41pm. Always go out a few minutes ahead to get used to the dark and allow for timing errors due to your actual location.
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... please try it out. |
E-book and signed printed books on this subject available.
|Touring Space Places to be written up 2015... Will become a Book later... 1% complete...|| |
|Hedgehog Care site with an associated E-Book and signed paperbacks... well it's all nature as with Astronomy.|| |
Peter Bassett FRAS
North Star House, 92 North Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2HH
Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm.
Proud sponsors of the Smile Malawi orphanage operated by Elspeth Baecke of Sittingbourne, Kent.
Click on either picture for more details.
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