A 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 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.
(I would rather have had royalties than the free pack).
We also like to promote a Climate Change specialist speaker for Secondary Schools; Ian Hargraves. Just click on his name to email for details.
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. If it is expected for the pupils to scream and shout constantly, please book a clown or a bouncy castle instead of an Astronomer... this includes Cambridge Dons. 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.
Please do not use Facebook for actual booking enquiries
Our Moon Landing Hoax website & book re-written and expanded for the 50th anniversary.
Left; our new home-made 4k digital star projector under test in our workshop Jan 2019. Below; operating in the domes as of February 2019.
The mission of The Astronomy Roadshow is to increase general interest in science. We visit 220-240 venues / 38,000+ people a year in a dome- 1 million since 1994; including 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.
Above; a GCSE display showing the inner workings of a star - Nuclear Fusion.
This is a hybrid system unique in the UK planetarium market that keeps education as the prime objective over entertainment.
Our service support four charities. Smile Malawai is an Orphanage in Africa sponsored by Elsbeth Beacke of Sittingbourne, Kent. Click on picture above for the website.
Established January 1994 / Owner of the Largest Mobile Dome in the UK
Operating for 25 years (must be doing something right).
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 Reception to A' Level Physics students and beyond - not in the same lecture.
Our Books are published as e-books and paperbacks. A free signed book given for every school booking. Latest out; 'Conspiracies & Myths versus Science.'
All books recently updated & improved for larger scale marketing. They support four charities.
All lectures are 180 x 360 degree projections. A brand new home-made 4k digital Star Projector used from Feb 2019 compliments our existing system; Setup in 35 minutes.
We just need a quiet hall to perform in as any other lecturer requires.
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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.
Proud to announce that from November 2017, we are official Space Science Education advisers to Ethiopia. They use satellite data to discover valuable resources such as fresh underground water for irrigation, metals and minerals to sell around the world.
April 2019; we have set up a specialised low-cost observing camera in the dark skies of Arizona that can record perfect images of stars that follow them round the sky. The Milky Way is photographed perfectly over and over again... www.northstaroasis.co.uk