Special! Amazing! Spectacular! These were the three words my eldest daughter used to describe Starry Skies Planetarium.
We visited Starry Skies, an event hosted by Science Oxford over half term and both of my children were engaged and enthralled the whole time. On arrival we were greeted by the super friendly Science Oxford team and given an introduction as a group before we all crawled into the dome shaped inflatable planetarium.
In the dome the lights went down and the stars lit up. The stars were positioned as if we were in winter and we were shown some of the constellations, where to find them and how to navigate the night sky. We learnt how the stars change through the seasons and how light pollution effects what we see.
The teacher taking the class was really enthusiastic and engaging and was clearly very well informed.
This event was a one off but Science Oxford host events for children every week for different age groups.
About Science Oxford
Science Oxford is an independent charitable trust that was founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood.
The Trust’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the study, application and communication of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Oxford Trust runs programmes running across three key objectives – the 3Es:
- Enterprise – To support economic growth by encouraging innovation.
- Education – To inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and maths.
- Engagement – To encourage people of all ages to engage with how scientific research impacts their lives.
For more information about Science Oxford and what they do click here
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