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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 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.
School & public bookings Dates available;
Half days from 4 Dec 2019, and full days from 11 Dec 2019 - Monday to Thursdays.
January dates filling fast.
For all February, March, October & November bookings, please book as soon as possible; busiest months of the year. No deposit required. We will not be available from 11 April-2 May 2020 for visits but can take on bookings via Emails. We are laying foundations for a new observatory and nature observation post in Arizona for online use.
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, book writing 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.