Cosmos Planetarium shows

Cosmos Planetarium returns to the Western Isles this March as part of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival.

A state of the art, fully digital, 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience, the six metre mobile planetarium can accommodate up to 40 children.  The Planetarium is available to tour to schools in Lewis and Harris on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March

Below is an outline of our bespoke planetarium shows for primary schools, each immersive session in the dome is presenter led and adjusted for the age of the pupils attending. Sessions can also be customised further to include any specific space themed content you may be covering in school.

“Little Star” Nursery (Recommended 10 to 15 mins)
We sing along to ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ as the stars come out to play, learn about the Moon with ‘A Time to Shine’ and finish with a shower of shooting stars! Short, fun and perfect for little ones.

“Ted’s Space Adventure” P1 & P2 (Recommended 30 mins)
Ted and best friend Plant go on an amazing journey to visit the planets in our solar system. We learn why some planets are good to live on and others not so much, we also have a cosmic sing-along on the way. This presenter led show is great for a younger audience.

“Cosmic Explorers” P3 & P4 (Recommended 30 to 60 mins)
We travel through time to learn about different explorers, from our ancestors who used the stars to navigate, to flying to the Moon with astronaut Neil Armstrong. We also learn how we use robotic explorers to search the cosmos for signs of life! To finish, we lift off to the space station with British astronaut Tim Peake.

“Cosmic Voyagers” P5, P6 & P7 (Recommended 45 to 60 mins)
In this session we’ll investigate the Solar System and our place in it. We’ll find out why we have day / night and the seasons here on Earth, then take an immersive flight to some of our neighbouring planets. We will also look at our new, advanced, ground and space-based telescopes, including the recently launched Webb Space Telescope and learn why they have the potential to change our understanding of the cosmos forever.

To make a booking for the Cosmos planetarium to visit your school, contact 01851 708493 or