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Invite the National Space Centre to come to your school, to deliver fantastic workshops in-house, or to experience a tour of the night sky in our StarDome Portable Planetarium!


The StarDome is a portable, inflatable planetarium, which fits into most school halls or gyms. It is 6 metres in diameter, approximately 4 metres high and with space inside for about 30 children or 25 adults to take part in a session within the dome at any one time.

The StarDome recreates a dark night sky with hundreds of brilliant points of light splashed across the inside of the dome. The stars are projected into their positions for any time of the year. It is also possible to draw the constellation pictures from different civilisations so that you have a show that will entrance your students.

Our StarDome presenters use a range of media both inside and outside the dome to bring space and astronomy to life.

Take a look at some of the exciting programs that we offer


The National Space Centre also offers full day outreach programmes where you can have four workshop sessions in your school. Choose from any of our fantastic workshops* and these will be presented in the school by one of our presenters.

Click on our workshop pages to find out more.

*excludes NXT Mars Rover Challenge/Explorer, Mars Lander workshops, Space Rock Investigation and Mars Lander.

*Maximum of two different outreach workshops - Generally these to be run as two (of the same programme) in the morning with the other two in the afternoon. Please contact our Bookings Team if you require a different configuration.

Please be aware that we travel up to a distance of 75mins from Leicester. If your school is further than this then ask us about our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.


All outreach programmes start at 10:00am and we will (subject to travelling conditions) aim to arrive at your school approximately 45 minutes prior to this start time.