The SDSO has a mobile planetarium, which we can use to take an immersive planetarium experience out to you.

The planetarium is inflatable, is 6 metres in diameter, and can accommodate up to 40 people comfortably.  It offers an inspiring experience, bringing a projection of the night sky that is close to being outside on a clear night in a true dark site.


The planetarium is a vital outreach and educational resource which can be taken to both primary and secondary schools, and to any interested groups or clubs throughout the region.  The aim of the planetarium, as with the observatory, is to stimulate an interest in astronomy and science.

Please contact us for information regarding price and availability of the planetarium. The dome requires a 7x7m floor space and a 5m ceiling height.

PRICING (as of January 2018)

The cost for one half day hire is priced at £295 (including 3.5 hours planetarium time, hosted by our astronomer).

The cost for one full day hire is priced at £495 (including 7 hours of planetarium time, hosted by our astronomer).

Please contact us for more details.

BFI_200x200As well as showing a view of the night sky, we can show the following NSC Creative films in the planetarium dome, which are approximately 25-30 minutes in length. (click on image for more information):