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Monday - Friday: 9am-5.00pm
For large events West of London, we can offer a twin - dome service in corporation with Simon Ould of Space Odyssey Planetarium. In other areas, we work with Pete Golding of Astrodome in Rochester and Melanie Davies from Hastings - below.
Our planetarium service is probably the most experienced in the UK. Four different sized domes are available that can handle up to 120 pupils in one show at a time plus staff. We work in schools within Beds, Berks, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, Hants, Herts, Kent, southern Norfolk, Oxon, Suffolk, Surrey & Sussex. We will consider working in any area.
Between each show / lecture, the floor is 99.9% sanitised by using an intense UV light and ready for the next performance in 2 minutes. This system will be used even post crisis.
School & public bookings Dates available;
Half & full days from 14th September 2020 - Monday to Fridays.
For all February, March, October & November bookings, please book as soon as possible; busiest months of the year. No deposit required.
We are offered over 400 bookings a year but can only physically service around 230 venues including schools of all age ranges, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides, public performances etc. We normally work Monday to Thursday. Friday's have become a nightmare for traffic jams, but do make exceptions. Booking any mobile planetarium service, help to keep coaches off the road saving congestion, emissions and oil depletion. We entertain around 38,000 people a year, equal to 580 coach trips to a static planetarium. We do visit two venues (sometimes three) most days, so an early booking allows more opportunities a year for us to visit. Along with 'super-scrimping' this spreads out our costs and keep prices down as much as we can. We don't buy in the latest technology just because it's available. We believe in providing a service that any school or organisation can afford.
We do like to keep all half terms and some longer school breaks free of bookings as these are the best times for maintenance & upgrading of the equipment, servicing the vans and rest.
Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Scouts Dates available for Monday to Thursday evenings during school term time. Limited to 2 bookings per half term due to other workloads.
Regarding birthday parties, Cubs, Scout, Brownies, Guides events etc, we have a friend, Caroline Beevis that specialises in Space themed events. Her website link.. www.spacetalks.co.uk
Holiday Clubs; we do not normally visit leisure centres any longer due to the 2-4 months wait for payment, but do make exceptions for existing customers.
Public Lectures (without planetarium) Please refer to the 'Public Lectures' page.