YOUR OWN PURPOSE-BUILT WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE
Our portable planetarium
The Observatory owns its own a portable Emerald inflatable planetarium dome, within which we can project night sky imagery. Ideal for education. With a selection of sky-panoramic films and surround-sound audio, the planetarium is an exciting tool for bringing the night sky into the classroom as part of learning about cosmology or as preparatory introductory session prior to stargazing trip to the Observatory.
Planetarium hire terms
Because of the complex technical setup requirements; the need for supplementary equipment (laptop and audio); dome-compatible films; and high cost of insurance, we offer an all-inclusive Planetarium package that can be tailored to your audience.
Hiring the Planetarium to run your own event
If you have you own source of full-dome compatible films; supplementary audio equipment and someone with the experience to do the set up and operation, together with adequate insurance cover (for loss or damage to the equipment and public liability), it is possible to hire the Planetarium and projector on a collection/return basis, to run your own session from £50 per day (£150 per week).
Copyright Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited 2017
The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited, a volunteer-run Community Benefit Society