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Planetarium Workshops

Planetarium Workshops

Life has the largest Planetarium in the North, which we use to deliver a range of differentiated educational shows.

Science Centre visits usually include a visit to the planetarium to see one of our full dome shows, but if you'd like to explore a particular subject in more detail you can book a live, presenter-led planetarium show for your class. Add a space and astronomy-themed workshop in one of our labs to create a bespoke Space Day for your class.

A great place to learn about stars, planets, the solar system, space and astronomy!

 
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Alive in Space

Join an expedition into space and discover what it means to be alive.

Key Stage 1
How Do We Know the Earth is Rotating?

Many Science Centres have a Foucault’s pendulum but without some investigative work with a small turntable, a pendulum on a stand and a model person.

Upper Key Stage 2Key Stage 4Key Stage 3
How Old is the Universe?

Participants look at some of the spectacular deep field images recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope and use these to calculate the age of the universe.

Key Stage 4Adult16+
Out in Space
£6 per pupil

Take a journey out into space in our hands-on, space-themed Playful Science session.

Reception classes
School Skies

Use our state-of-the-art planetarium to explore the night sky and its constellations.

Upper Key Stage 2Lower Key Stage 2Key Stage 3
Stars through the Seasons

Use our state-of-the-art planetarium to explore the night sky and its constellations on a tour of the most important astronomical features through the year.

Key Stage 4Adult16+
Sun, Moon and Stars

Decide what belongs in the sky and what doesn't and take a closer look at the stars, moon and planets.

Key Stage 1
Up in the Sky
£6 per pupil

Explore the day and night sky and find out more about the weather in Up in the Sky.

Reception classes