StarLincs Mobile Planetarium
In the planetarium environment we can ensure the ‘wow factor’ for your pupils – and staff – to support any space topic. The planetarium is ideal for KS2 covering the Earth and Space programme of study of the Curriculum including demonstrations of Day and Night and Phases of the Moon. All presentations end with a tour of the beautiful night time sky with the presenter showing the constellations, planets and moon phase visible on the evening of the visit. We always include a short question and answer session too.
For KS1 we can cover topics such as: Space; Journeys; Night and Day; Planets; Neil Armstrong and The Moon Landings.
A presentation lasts for around 45 minutes to an hour. We can accommodate around 30 KS2 pupils plus teachers or 35 KS1 pupils plus teachers in each presentation. 4 or 5 presentations can be carried out during the school day.
KS3/4 presentations can be tailored to cover the curriculum area being taught. We can accommodate about 25 students including staff.
The planetarium is an inflatable structure that can only be set up indoors. Most school halls can accommodate us – the planetarium is 7m in diameter and 3.2m high and takes no more than 30 minutes to set up. If your hall is small you could use your local Community, Church or village hall.To book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||17 September 2018|
|Last modified||17 September 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||Less than 1 hour|