Space Show

Crawl into the darkened dome and discover the worlds that glitter in our night sky

A brief summary

Our Earth, our Sun, our solar system and our place in space. A fantastic introduction to one of the most inspiring topics, this is an interactive guide to our local neighbourhood and beyond with the opportunity to ask big questions, explore interests and learn how to spot the constellations in the sky tonight.

The show varies a great deal for different audiences.
More details of timing, capacity and curriculum links are below.

Scientific Enquiry

We want to stimulate curiosity in science for all, regardless of age, gender, background or ability. Our science shows:

  • Allow for questions to share interests and explore ideas
  • Treat every child as unique, supporting personal development
  • Promote observation, prediction and exploration
  • Encourage imagination, creative and critical thinking
  • Support and enhance the Curriculum across subject areas

Space Show


EYFS

Foundation Stage - ages 3-4

A story-telling introduction to the moon, stars and the beauty of the night time sky. Find out how to see a picture of Orion as a dot-to-dot in the winter sky and hear some of the wonderful stories written into the stars.

  • Duration: 30-40 mins
  • Curriculum Links
  • Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS1

Key Stage One - ages 5-7

The awe and wonder of space: a story-telling introduction to the earth, moon, sun and stars. Recognise that the sun is a star, find out why the sun moves across the sky, look for different phases of the moon and discover how to spot the pictures and stories in the stars.

  • Duration: ~45 mins
  • Curriculum Links
  • Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS2

Key Stage Two - ages 7-11

Explore our planet, moon, sun and solar system, see how they move and what we see in the sky. Then go star-spotting to discover the constellations as they will appear tonight and discover the stories behind them through the gods and heroes, myths and monsters from Ancient Greece.

  • Duration: ~45 mins
  • Curriculum Links
  • Capacity: ~30 children + adults

KS3

Key Stage Three - ages 11-14

An inspiring tour of our sun, solar system, galaxy and beyond. Our sun as a star, its birth, death and the evolution of other stars. Refresh your knowledge about the spin, orbit and axial tilt of the Earth and navigate through the seasonal night sky tonight with the legends from ancient Greek mythology.

  • Duration: ~50 mins
  • Curriculum Links
  • Capacity: 25-35 students + adults

KS4+

Key Stage Four - ages 14-16+

The origin of the universe and the evolution of stars. Cosmology, constellations, observational astronomy and astrobiology. The relevance of space science in our lives today and the possibility of life on other worlds.

  • Duration: ~55 mins
  • Curriculum Links
  • Capacity: 25-35 students + adults

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