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Back by popular demand: Immersive Experiences returns to New Scientist Live 2018

We're back, bigger and better!

After the immense sucess of New Scientist Live 2017, which saw over 30,000 visitors attend including over 7,000 through our stand; we've decided to showcase the worlds largest mobile planetarium. Fully integrated with 360° 3D VR technology, and over 100 experiences.

New Scientist Live 2018, will not only see our stunning new planetarium, but also our incredibly educational and entertaining VR headsets; which include all our amazing experiences brought you in 360°, 2D, 3D and Fulldome. Alongside these new technologies will be our internationally acclaimed telescopes, meteorites and space food for everyone to enjoy.

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 AUGUST 2018

Immersive Dome Experiences Ltd signs agreement to partner and project manage the Xuyi Astronomical Town, China

A town in eastern China announced plans to transform itself into the world's best astronomy-themed tourist site, as local government officials/representatives signed a deal with global organisations for its construction and development.

The local government has partnered with Immersive Dome Experiences Ltd UK, an international and multifaceted planetarium firm alongside supporting brand, the International Planetarium Society Inc to advance the project.

According to pictures provided by the site planners, "Xuyi IPS Starry Town" will have a 70-metre ring-shaped complex building called "The Sky Eye", and a tourist area with traditional Chinese architecture.

"Immersive Experiences is delighted to project manage the world’s most technologically advanced planetarium installation, alongside stunning astronomical exhibits. Star lovers can expect everything from high quality research grade observatories to the most creative educational and entertaining experiences. Our concepts and designs will capture the imagination of those who have a true passion for astronomy” Zee Dinally FRAS, CEO

During the signing ceremony, the planners stated that Xuyi Starry Town will become the best tourist site for global astronomy fans.

The initial investment is two billion yuan (more than 310 million US dollars), which will be used to build a site that can provide astronomy tours and education for 2.5 million tourists every year with at least 1 million students expected every year.

The construction of Xuyi Starry Town is planned to start later this year and to be completed by 2020.


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 JULY 2018

New partnership with Thinktank Planetarium, Birmingham, UK

Immersive Experiences are delighted to announce a new fruitful local partnership with a Birmingham museum planetarium - Thinktank Planetarium based at Thinktank Science Museum.

Established in 2005, Thinktank planetarium has seen over 1.1 million visitors from across the UK and world-wide, as is part of the UK's largest body of museums, known as Birmingham Museums Trust.

Immersive Experiences, the UK's highly acclaimed international planetarium firm, is currently working alongside this museum based planetarium to screen new fresh content, such as 'Arrows of Time - a Tribute to Dr Who' and is very much looking forward to bringing in new audiences and customers to the region and museum/planetarium

Immersive Experiences is set to have another record breaking year with over 200,000 audience engagements within 12 months

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JUNE 2018

Kings Affair May Ball at Kings College Chapel Cambridge to see a night of psychedelic wonder

Immersive Experiences, will be delivering a night a musical spheres inside our pyschedelic cambridge planetarium dome.

Join us on Wednesday the 20th of June on the grounds of our iconic college for one last night in paradise. Brave the infernal depths of the ‘sweaty techno hellhole’ that is the Bunker (TCS, 2017) and lounge in beatific bliss in the empyrean acoustics of the Chapel. Expect a range of stellar acts and entertainments across our many stages, with something to suit any taste - and plenty to taste amongst our array of divine libations.

It’s a May Week event like no other: ditch the formal dress, grab the glue gun and sequins, and join 1,500 other guests partying in cosmic harmony to the Music of the Spheres...

kings affair

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MAY 2018

 Oxford University Keble Ball - APOPHIS

As you explore your way through our new virtual world, bid farewell to what you thought you knew as you are plunged into a packed night of entertainment and music.

Across 2 stages we have an eclectic mix of music; the Main Stage in Pusey will host acts from rising stars to household names to legendary performers, whilst the second stage is guaranteed to complement to all music tastes. In regards to entertainment, expect everything to be out of the ordinary as we put on a night guaranteed to keep you on your toes.

Nothing is as it seems inside our Oxford Planetarium

APRIL 2018

BIG BANG West Midlands comes to Staffordshire University

We are sad to say goodbye to Coventry and the RICOH arena which has hosted the event for the last 5 years but we are exctied about the new partnership with Staffordshire University and the opportunities for a fresh approach that the new area provides.

The Big Bang West Midlands will host all of the wonderful STEM exhibitors, workshops and shows that characterised the event over the last few years, it will just reflect a slightly different Geographical area of the West Midlands.

As one of the longest standing supporters of The Big Bang Fairs, Immersive Experiences will showcase another two of its mobile planetariums, integrating some of our latest VR shows and STEM themed programs


Hyderi Islamic School adds a new dimension to their program

In conjunction with Norbury manor business and enterprise school Immersive Experiences is bringing an authentic show to the students, delivering our highly acclaimed Islamic Astronomy program. Delivered by a UK Astronomy with an Islamic heritage; students will receive an insight into their ancestory, with talks on the contributions to the fields of astronomy from the middle east.

MARCH 2018 

 Big Bang Fair NEC features the worlds largest mobile planetarium

Prepare yourselves for our biggest Big Bang Fair yet, with a trio of domes, including the stunning new 10m mobile planetarium. Featuring clips from Tim Peaks recent visit to the International Space Station (ISS), students will engage up close and personal with astronauts and scientists who make the impossible happen.

Over 11,000 student STEM engagements through our stand, making us one of the most sucessful exhibitors for this show


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