Secondary Schools

This is a two-hour visit that consists of one hour of a mixture of presenter led and animated dome shows, one half an hour workshop and a half hour exhibition tour. This can be tailored to preference and to cover many aspects of the curriculum.

Dome Shows

Perfect Little Planet – During this dome show we follow our family of friendly aliens on their quest to find a perfect planet in our own solar system on which to have an extended vacation. We will visit each planet, visit some moons and even our own sun. Which planet in our solar system would make for a relaxing holiday? The answer could be closer to home than you might think!
We Are Stars seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time, what are we made of and where did it all come from? The film explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. The show offers an immersive experience that perfectly balances scientific understanding with family entertainment. Narrated by Andy Serkis
Produced by Armagh Planetarium this is a seasonal tour around the night sky as seen from Ireland. Let our presenters guide you through the beautiful objects and constellations seen at this time of year. This presentation also shows you how to identify meteorites and is ideal for anyone starting out in astronomy or interested in learning about what can be seen in the night sky.
This dome show narrated by Ewan McGregor explains the trials, tribulations and joys associated with becoming an astronaut. With our helpful test subject Chad on hand we are able to see the effects of space travel and training on human beings. Are you up for the task?
Accidental Astronauts – This dome show allows us to follow Annie, Cy and his pup Armstrong on an accidental adventure into our solar system with the help of a rebellious rocket! We journey to an asteroid, our moon and our sun – but will be make it back on time for the school bus home? Join us on this adventure to find out!
Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen, gathered by key space missions. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright “lights” on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. It also looks at the Bovedy and Sprucefield Meteorites. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.

Starting from July 20th 2019:

This is an immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo programme and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges that were overcome and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future!

Workshops

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Rockets

A firm favourite in a school trip to the Planetarium. In pairs or teams you can assemble your rocket from the rocket parts on hand and blast it off into the sky! Whose rocket will fly the highest and why might that be?  

Mars Lander

Design a Mars Lander to drop from a height to emulate the experiences of the NASA engineers trying to do that same thing! Can it safely land? Is there any damage? Whose Lander will survive its descent?

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Current A-Level Students Documentation