Fun Day Out Activities

Planetarium

Experience Space from the Earth!

Travel through the universe with this awe-inspiring Earth and Space science experience to engage, amaze and inspire!

This space adventure will take children on a journey to discover the Solar System, Planets, Stars, Lunar Cycles, Seasons, Constellations and much more.

“Everything was such a special experience the children and staff were in AWE!  I honestly have never seen the kids so quiet.  What a magical experience. Thankyou!”
Edie, The Hive

Highlights

  • Take a trip through the Solar System and onwards to the very edge of our Galaxy
  • Be immersed in a stunning 360 degree movie

All domes are now equipped with a HEPA air purification system.

What's Included?

  • An amazing experience where children are taken on an earth and space adventure through our Solar System, to the edge of the galaxy and discover what is in the night sky
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for all Primary stages.
  • Workshop can be structured to align with your school timetable.


Stage 1 – What’s in the Sky

  • Daily and seasonal changes.
  • How can we investigate the observable changes that occur in the sky and on the land?
  • What are Earth’s resources and how do we use and care for them?

Stage 2 – Our Planet, Solar System and Galaxy

  • What occurs as a result of the interactions between the Earth and the Sun?
  • Identify the Sun as a major source of energy.
  • The Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes including night and day.
  • The relative sizes and movement of the Earth and the Sun.
  • Compare times for the Earth to orbit the Sun.

 Stage 3 – Our Planet, Solar System and Galaxy.

  • Earth’s place in the solar system.
  • How does the Earth compared to other planets in the solar system?
  • Regular events in the Solar System.

 Stage 4 – Our Planet, Solar System, Galaxy and Universe

  • Day and night, seasons and eclipses are caused by the relative positions of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon.
  • Ideas by people from different cultures have contributed to the current understanding of the Solar System.
  • Compare historical and current models of the Solar System to show how models are modified or rejected as a result of new scientific evidence.
  • Examples of how technological advances have led to discoveries and increased scientific understanding of the Solar System.

 Stage 5 – Our Planet, Solar System, Galaxy and Universe

  • Major features contained in the universe, including Galaxies, Stars, Solar Systems and Nebulae.
  • Technological developments have advanced scientific understanding about the Universe.
  • Scales to describe differences in sizes of and distances between structures making up the Universe.
  • Objects exert a force of gravity on all other objects in the Universe.
  • How the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the Universe and its age.
  • Scientific thinking about the origin of the Universe is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community.

Facilitaor Profile

Starr’s Planetarium has been operating since 2005, during which time thousands of students have experienced this amazing earth and science astronomy incursion.

Starr’s Planetarium is the most experienced and longest running stargazing incursion provider traveling across NSW and the ACT. The Planetarium provides the largest range of digital full dome shows with the most advanced 360° immersive 4K projection movie system in Australia.

Gary Starr, presenter and owner has a passion for astrophysics. Gary continues to strengthen his knowledge from reputable sources such as NASA, as well as other world leading astronomy sources.

The cosmodome mobile Planetarium system was developed at Swinburne University Astrophysics Department in Australia and has now been enhanced with 4K projection technology.

Accreditation

  • Members of NASA Museum Alliance.
  • Presentation content is sourced from NASA and other world leading astronomy content sources.

Qualification

  • Experienced science communicator.
  • Extensive stargazing and presenting experience.
  • Current working with children check.
  • Current certificate of currency.
  • Risk assessment available.
Rated 5 out of 5
Everything was such a special experience the children and staff were in AWE! I honestly have never seen the kids so quiet. What a magical experience. Thankyou!
Edie
The Hive
Rated 0 out of 5
LOVED it. Gary was excellent and catered for our needs. It engaged students who dont normally participate. thankyou
Tracey
Halinda School
Rated 5 out of 5
The incursion yesterday was amazing and the children really enjoyed it. I spoke to some teachers and suggested that they hire out the larger one for the hall over a few days to do the entire school by year groups. Lets see if that comes into fruition 😊
Lindfield East BASC
Rated 5 out of 5
"The planetarium visit was enjoyed by all children. Two different presentations catered for both younger and older children. A good balance of information and entertainment kept the interest levels high"
Pymble LC OSHC
Pymble LC
Rated 5 out of 5
"Wow! Gary was an absolute 'star!' The children were engaged the entire time and enjoyed every second. Gary was very knowledgeable and his presentation had the kids captivated. One of the best incursions we have had here at All Hollows"
All Hallows
All Hallows
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Incursion!  Children enjoyed asking questions and getting in depth answers.
Mare
Artarmon
Rated 5 out of 5
Very informative and a great learning experience for the kids.
Melissa
Mother Theresa
Rated 5 out of 5
Really engaging and educational - heading to Planet Saturn and telling kids to "buckle their seat belts" was a nice touch.
Penny
Coogee Kindies
Rated 5 out of 5
Children enjoyed this activity - very educational.
Samantha
Inspire
Rated 5 out of 5
A wonderful, interactive and highly informative presentation. All of the students were engaged and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. I strongly recommend to all schools.
Toby Hines
QHPS, NSW

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