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Virtual Planetarium Learning

Post Event Continued Learning

Since March 2020, we moved a huge amount of our content, support, learning materials and 1-1 tuition online, via our Moodle platform. This is completely free to schools who book one of our virtual workshops.

Any student, teacher, or class who you feel would benefit from additional online learning, can request to join, providing they have parental permission. Since March 2020, we have supported and taught well over 3200 students, via our Moodle Platform and Zoom talks. They can ask questions, gain career advice, and also seek support from our specialist and experience education teams.

New Virtual Planetarium Learning

Due to increased demand for our services online, we have developed a powerful online, virtual learning experience including your very own planetarium.

Each school can subscribe to this service on either a monthly basis, or a one-off payment for the year.

Astronomy |Biology Chemistry | Physics | Mathematics | Paleontology | Geography | History | Culture & Religion | Art | Music/Dance | STEM/STEAM | Film

How does it work, and what is included? 

  • Streamed live to your classroom, each session will be including our award-winning live astronomer show lasting up to 45mins
  • Curriculum linked topics: day/night, moon phases, star navigation, constellations, observable planets, solar system
  • Q&A from the audience/class
  • Extra focus of topics of your choice, such as rocket launches, and clips from the international space station.
  • Live astronomy lesson, showing the real sky outside your city with our presenter
  • Live real-time clips and animations inside our virtual planetarium showing concepts such as sun structure, eclipse, star sizes, earth tides etc
  • Final questions and revision over key concepts
  • Up to 6 sessions can be booked across the year, either in one go or spread at dates/times convenient to you
  • Free worksheet certificates sent to your school beforehand (one per student)

Package costs for schools

  • Cost for package [A] is only £250 + VAT (Usually £500 – £800 + VAT if we visited your school to deliver this)
    • Book up to 6 sessions throughout the day/month/week or year
    • OR £75.00 + VAT per session per class 

Our Virtual Planetarium Programs

EYFS/KS1: Calisto The Great Bear Adventure

  • Curriculum links: Introduction to the night sky, Sun, Moon, Constellations.
  • Session type: Storytelling and sing-along twinkle twinkle little star
  • Session times: Weekdays only – 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
  • Capacity: 30 pupils per session
  • Price: £75 plus VAT per session/class
  • Duration: 45 minutes

In this virtual storytelling and sing-along session, we will all be going on an adventure with Calisto the teddy bear. Calisto is looking for her son Arcus who is hiding in the night sky – can you help her find him? As we explore the night sky and learn how the sky moves, we find lots of beautiful planets and star pictures, which we call Constellations. Arcus has decided to play hide and seek, so can you help Calisto find him?

KS2: Earth, Sun and Moon

  • Curriculum links: Sun, Earth, Moon system: relative sizes, scale, orbital periods, and motion.
  • Session type: Workshop via Zoom including our virtual planetarium
  • Session times: Weekdays only – 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm 
  • Capacity: 30 pupils per session
  • Price: £75.00 plus VAT per session/class
  • Duration: 45 minutes

In this virtual session, students will explore the Sun, Earth and Moon system with a real astrophysicist. Together they will investigate the similarities, differences and the relative scale and shape of these amazing objects. The Earth and Moon’s motion through space and how it relates to the concept of time (day, month, year) will also be explored. The session will include several interactive elements such as video clips and practical activities to encourage students to think about how the Sun, Earth and Moon system works. A Q&A opportunity is included as part of the session so they can ask any big space questions they may have.

KS2: Our Solar System Explored

  • Curriculum links: Earth and Space 
  • Session type: Workshop via Zoom including our virtual planetarium
  • Session times: Weekdays only – 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm 
  • Capacity: 30 pupils per session
  • Price: £75.00 plus VAT per session/class
  • Duration: 45 minutes

Students take a journey through our amazing Solar System in this interactive digital session. Together with our astronomer they will explore the different types of space objects from the Sun all the way through to space rocks and learn a little more about them along the way. This session will include several interactive elements such as video clips and activities to help get students thinking and talking about the wonders of our Solar System. A Q&A will finish up the session so they can ask any space questions they may have. The session will then be followed up with our revision activity for students to try afterwards to give their brains a real workout.

Giving something back

Our sponsored programs, free resources are only possible thanks to the huge amount of support we receive. 

Many of our customers have been offering to support us back, which was highly unexpected, but much appreciated.

We have created a secure link below for anyone wishing to donate to our national efforts which include:

  • 1.28 Million PPE items imported across our partnership network to ensure, the lowest possible prices and fastest delivery (24hrs) for our UK care homes, schools, NHS front line staff and those most vulnerable
  • 165,000 subsidised face masks across to the UK to the front line, vulnerable, small charities and schools being delivered.
  • Over 10,000 face masks delivered for free to those in urgent need
  • FREE clothing to those sleeping rough
  • Grant support to schools so they can keep their children learning whilst away from school
  • FREE learning to NHS staff children with 1-1 learning across multiple curriculum subjects