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Mercury 4.5mt Dome designed for 1 class;
A hall of not less than 5 x 6.5 mts and height of 2.5 mts.
4-6yr old; 35 pupils plus teachers on chairs
7-11yr old; 30 pupils plus teachers on chairs
12+old; 20 pupils plus teachers on chairs
Gemini 6.5mt designed for 2 classes;
A hall of not less than 7.5 x 8.5 mts and height of 3 mts
4-6yr old; 80 pupils plus teachers on chairs.
7-11yr old; 70 pupils plus teachers on chairs
12+yr old; 55 pupils plus teachers on chairs
Space Shuttle 8.0mt designed for 3 classes easily;
Downstairs Halls Only ! It's heavy.
A hall of not less than 9 x 12 mts and height of 4 mts
4-6yr old; 120 pupils plus teachers on chairs.
7-11yr old; 110 pupils plus teachers on chairs
12+yr old; 90 pupils plus teachers on chairs
14+ yr old; 65 if all on chairs (time permitting)
14+ yr old; 80 if on floor plus teachers on chairs.
Apollo 7.5mt designed for 3 classes; Downstairs Halls Only
A hall of not less than 8 x 9 mts and height of 3.2 mts
4-6yr old; 110 pupils plus teachers on chairs.
7-11yr old; 90 pupils plus teachers on chairs
12+yr old; 80 pupils plus teachers on chairs
14+ yr old; 50 if all on chairs (time permitting)
14+ yr old; 70 if on floor plus teachers on chairs.
One power socket and a QUIET hall is required; ie without choir practice, drumming sessions, rowing machines, table tennis, trampolines etc going on. Our planetarium domes are lecture theatres regardless of age range, he doesn't do rides with screaming and shouting; although he does spin the stars around at the end of each session along with a firework display. Exceptions are Special Schools where a 'Sensory' experience may be required.
They also do not work outside but can in a hall, barn, castle, double garage, Iron Age Roundhouse, or a marquee with a clear span.
None of the domes are solid, so they can form around beams & walls etc without too much trouble; but there are limits. Lights immediately above the dome should be off if possible.
The 7.5mt & 8.0mt domes cannot be lifted up flights of stairs; a few steps are ok though. If the hall is upstairs, one floor only for the two smaller domes.
The equipment is in 8 heavy separate parts plus models. He needs the easiest access to the hall (especially as he is on the far side of 50); the equipment cannot be beamed in as in Star Trek. The system takes approximately 30-35 minutes to set up once the equipment is in the hall.