The content of each presentation can vary. They are tailored for each audience according to age range, ability, faith etc. We mostly visit schools, so the curriculum can be adhered to. Other cross-curricular subjects can be touched on such as Light, Sound, Famous Scientists or Explorers, The Greeks, Forces, World War II, Art, Cold War, Weather, Volcanoes, Habitats or any other angle that may be suggested. For younger years, the style is more aimed toward entertainment and light education, and for older pupils become more educational but in an entertaining way. We don't do 'rides'. A planetarium is an educational theatre. The only exception are some special schools where a sensory experience may be required.
Nursery / Foundation / Reception / some Special Schools... 30-40mins - from Mr. Starman
Colours, Day & Night, Light & Dark, Sun, Moon, Nocturnal Sounds / Creatures, Starry Night, Shooting Stars, no sound in Space, Greek Constellations, Northern Lights, Colour in Space, firework display.
KS1 / Four to Six years old... 30 - 40 mins - from Mr. Starman
Colours, Emphasis on Day & Night, Neil Armstrong Apollo 11, Sun, Moon, Nocturnal Sounds / Creatures, Starry Night, Shooting Stars, Astronauts on the Moon, No sound in Space, Greek Constellations, Northern Lights, Planets, Shuttle Launch and Weightlessness, firework display.
KS2 / Six to Nine years old... 40 - 60 mins from Dr Who
Space News, Primary Colours, Earth, Moon Map, Sun, gravity, Astronauts on the moon, Pole Star, Solar System, Starry Night, Greek Constellations, Milky Way, Light Pollution, Real Night Sky, Shadows, Changing day length, Question Time, Death of the Dinosaurs or Space Stations, firework display.
KS2 /Nine to Eleven years old...45 - 60 mins from Captain Kirk
Space News, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Earth, Phases of the Moon, Sun, gravity, life on the Space Station, Pole Star, Compass bearings, Solar System, Starry Night, Greek Constellations, Milky Way, Light Pollution, Changing day length, Question time, trip to Mars, firework display.
KS3 / Eleven to Fourteen Years old... 45-60 mins from Mr Peter Bassett FRAS
Space News, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, Seasons, Rotating sky, Satellite Communications & Weather Monitoring, Orbits of satellites & planets, Colours and how light travels, Starry Night, Birth of Stars, Speed of Light & Light Distance, Galaxies, Greek Constellations (brief), Satellite Spotting, Question Time, firework display.
KS4 / GCSE... 50 - 60 mins from Mr Peter Bassett FRAS
Space News, Nuclear Fusion, Gravity controlling orbits (velocity vs distance), Starry Night, visible planets, Nebula, Formation of Stars & Planets, Lifecycle of the Sun, Milky Way & other Galaxy Spotting, Light Distance, Doppler Effect + Redshift, Big Bang, Questions, Microwave Background Radiation, firework display.
A Level Astrophysics... 50 - 70 mins from Mr Peter Bassett FRAS Space News, Distance Measuring; Olbers Paradox, Nearby Stars using Parallax, near Galaxies via Cepheid Variables, far Galaxies via Redshift, Inverse Square Law regarding Brightness of stars, Star Colours, Spectra, Questions, Big Bang / Big Crunch, firework display.
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Presentations for Guides, Scouts, Cubs, Brownies & Rainbows, Commandos, SAS etc take into account the Stargazing & Navigation Badges / Course. The content can be altered. Feel free to provide a listing yourself prior to the booking.