North Star House
92 North Street
Kent ME10 2HH
Amanda; Landline (01795) 420372 Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Secretary; Amanda's Mobile; 07779 411 939 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Presenter; Peter's Mobile; 0772 248 9738 .. Emergencies only.
The mission of The Astronomy Roadshow is to increase general interest in science. We visit 230-260 venues / 38,000 people a year in a dome- 870,000 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 of futures.
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. 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. Allowances are made for special needs pupils / schools.. thank you.
Our service support four charities. Smile Malawai is an Orphanage in Africa sponsored by Elsbeth Beacke of Sittingbourne, Kent. Click on either picture for the website.
On the 31st January, there will be a rare opportunity to view Venus during the day. From around 4pm, look for the moon (upper right of the sun / don't stare at it), and look slowly around for a faint dot just to the right of the moon. Or try again the next day, Venus will be below and to the right of the moon. So use the moon as a marker.
The new console layout as of June 2016 with two computers, MP3 sound system, two mini and major data projectors, meteor projector and home-made star projector in the centre. It's a hybrid system unique in the UK planetarium market that keeps education as the prime objective over entertainment. The central star projector reproduces the night sky perfectly as if viewed from a dark sky site anywhere on Earth.
Established January 1994 / Owner of the Largest Mobile Dome in the UK
With four different sized domes from 4.5mt to 8mt diameter, we are probably the most versatile, reliable and experienced service of its kind in the UK.
We cater for Nursery to A' Level Physics students and beyond - not in the same lecture.
Our Books published as e-books and paperbacks.
A free signed book given for every planetarium booking.
New book out; 'Are We Alone? The Myth and the Science.'
All lectures are 180 x 360 degree projections. A brand new home-made advanced Star Projector used from 16 May 2016. It has 3x the number of stars compared to our previous model, finer, brighter and some are coloured. It includes variable speed electric drives.
Monday - Friday: 9am-5.00pm
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