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How to Book

If you would like to arrange a visit from our outreach team, we would be happy to hear from you!

Please first ensure that you read through and can fulfill all of our requirements.

We have a booking form you can find hereLink opens in a new window. In this form, you will be asked the following:

  1. School address
  2. Number of students
  3. Year group(s) of students
  4. Any dates that are best for you - please bear in mind that we fill our schedule on a first come, first served basis, and that our slots fill up fast, so we may not be able to offer you your ideal dates.
  5. Which shows you would like us to present for you.

Thanks to the generous support of the Physics department, we can offer these visits without charging schools or organisations.

If you have any issues or further questions please email us!

What will happen after I have submitted my booking form?

Please bear in mind that you might not get a reply to your enquiry straight away. Our planetarium is run by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in the Astronomy and Astrophysics research group of the University. They give up their time for free, but this is not their primary job – their priorities are teaching, study and research. Therefore, we do not have the availability or, unfortunately, the speed of reply of a planetarium business. We think this makes our planetarium visits especially exciting for the children - they get to meet real life scientific researchers who study space for a living, but it unfortunately comes with the downside that they often spend long periods of time using telescopes up a mountain and are unavailable!

If we have space in our schedule to meet your dates, we will offer you a time slot in which we can bring the dome to you. If not, we will recommend another suitable time for a visit to your school. We will keep you in mind if we have any cancellations (but this is rare!)

Then we’ll work out the fine details with you, including a full schedule for our visit.

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