Dynamic Earth Planetarium Shows:
Back by popular demand is the Dynamic Earth’s mobile planetarium for this year’s Science Festival. The team will be travelling to schools in Orkney with brand-new live shows for 2023, some of which have never been seen outside of Edinburgh! Room requirements for the planetarium includes:
- Step free access
- 7m x 7m floor space and 3.2m room height.
- At least two power sockets.
- 2 trestle tables that we can use for a presence next to the planetarium, including table-top activities
- A briefing area either next to the planetarium or nearby, to provide introduction and H&S briefing and also act as an area where your group can remove their shoes if required
Sensory education workshop. This session is in two parts beginning with a story (‘Bringing down the Moon’) which takes place outside the planetarium. Following this we explore day & night, stars, planets and the Moon inside our planetarium.
Come with us on a dramatic journey to the very edge of our solar system and back. In real-time we’ll be seeing the boundaries of human exploration and following in the footsteps of some very special space missions. Our beginner-friendly space-cruise is a chance for some cosmic perspective in this topsy-turvy time and also a handy wee reminder that: You. Are. Here.
There will be time to chat with Dynamic Earth’s astronomers after the show too – we hope you’ll join us for the ride!
- DON’T PANIC [P3-7, S1-S6] – BRAND NEW FOR 2023
In days where it seems like Earth is lurching from one disaster to the next, anxieties around the future of our planet mount and it seems like there isn’t much we can do. We’ll explore in our planetarium how there’s actually a lot of cause for optimism as long as we remember – Don’t Panic!
- UNDER PRESSURE – THE OCEAN SHOW [P3-7, S1-S6]
Come with us as we take a deep dive into the global ocean; we’ll explore dark, hidden ecosystems and see the collective efforts of hundreds of marine scientists and engineers, striving to learn all we can about these enigmatic worlds. We’ll also ponder on our ability to shape the future of this global ocean we all depend on.
Dynamic Earth’s What’s Up? is an ever-changing look at the night sky and some of the more exciting astronomy and Earth-science news stories that have caught our eyes in recent weeks. In every seasonal version of the show you’ll have time to gaze out on the stars and planets that are visible for our current skies, dive in to beginner-friendly guides on astronomy topics, and be kept up to date on some of the most interesting events and discoveries happening today.