Monday - Friday: 9am-5.00pm
Call us AT:
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.
My little claim to fame; back in 1975 when I was 12, I wrote to the TOP TRUMPS card company mentioning they should produce a card set on Rockets. I listed some examples along with some ideas of what data-sets they could use; maximum thrust, number of stages, weight, country of origin etc. Around 4 months later they wrote back with a 'thank you' letter and a free pack that was the first off the press before they were sold in the shops. These are the original cards, but have since lost the letter.
Many planetarium shows seem geared mainly toward entertainment with a little teaching, 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.
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- 900,000 since 1994; plus another 5,000 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.
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.
On April 14th 2017, our automated night camera in Arizona spotted this thing crossing the sky. What is it? In over 40 years of night photography, I've never imaged anything like it before. A series of 4 photographs were taken. The case has been forwarded on to the Mutual UFO Network and has been recommended for an official investigation. More about this on www.northstaroasis.co.uk
Established January 1994 / Owner of the Largest Mobile Dome in the UK
Prices frozen until July 2018
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 school booking. Latest out; 'Outer Space in the UK & Ireland.'
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.