The Astrobiology Dome is our brand new portable planetarium. With it, we bring a model Mars rover, telescopes (solar and an 8″ Dobsonian) Astroreality 3D augmented reality models of the Solar System and on our first visit to your school, we give you a year of astronomy follow-up with SLOOH for a class of your students.
The Astrobiology Dome, our portable planetarium, uses state of the art NASA software to take you wherever you want to go in the Universe. Our lessons cover all space and astronomy aspects of the NZC.
Learn about Planet Earth, the Moon, Mars and what’s in the sky, and take a journey through the Universe in our portable planetarium. We feature live presentations and, on request, we have a selection of educational planetarium shows. We can tailor the programme to match where you are in the curriculum for any astronomy, astrobiology or planetary sciences enquiry. With our portable planetarium we can travel throughout the Universe, whether that’s around the Solar System or out to the edge of the Universe is up to you!
Our planetarium is brand new and large enough to comfortably fit one class at the time. We project in the night sky in 4K and our presenters, Hari and Sam, are highly skilled science communicators and can easily fly the planetarium view to anywhere in the Universe.
The planetarium requires an indoor space that is at least 7 x 7m wide and 4m high.
Milky-Way.Kiwi supports the New Zealand Astrobiology Network (NZAN) with education services infrastructure and expertise. Beyond our school visit, through NZAN, your students can benefit from mentorship, astrobiology school holiday programmes, such as Spaceward Bound New Zealand, Seeds in Space, and exclusive talks from our Mars and Planetary sciences experts. Our activities are undertaken under the “Moon to Mars” banner.