Auriga Astronomy the home of the UK's No1 mobile planetarium the Auriga Star Dome. Auriga Astronomy have been creating Planetarium shows sine 2002. Auriga Astronomy have delivered shows to over 300,000 people. Auriga Astronomy is the UK leader in innovation inside a mobile planetarium. Auriga Astronomy creates unique and exclusive shows. Auriga Astronomy covers the whole of mainland UK. you can be assured of a quality professional experience with Auriga Astronomy.
Due to the Impact of Covid-19 on Schools/Groups and other activities, We can still operate (under current Tier 4 restrictions) and we clean the dome between each 'class/group bubble' We have invested in improving the air flow through the dome to ensure a complete exchange every few minutes, much faster than a normal room.
WE Need to Operate,YOU need us to provide Stimulating, Exciting Science presentations (you have told us so), therefore we have spend the past few weeks creating our Alternative form of presenting..OUR DYNAMIC, SPECTACULAR, and AWE inspiring....Cinema style SHOWS!
Using a professional sound system and either your school hall screen or Our GIANT front or rear screen projection system, that will fit into ANY hall, we can offer this to you as an addition to our existing presentations.
All our current shows can be resented this way, as we write them ourselves in 16:9 1080pHD format, (Immersive projections cannot be presented outside a dome)
The only thing that cannot be recreated is the 5 min stars section (sadly you DO need a dome for this!)
These shows are still presenter led, Dave is is costume! and used a state of the Art Wireless PA system, to make these shows an EXITING and STIMULATING session of Astronomy Education.
Our biggest fear is not that you will not find them perfect, but that you will prefer them to the Dome!!
We also provide our presentations via Zoom or other conference software. Please contact us directly to discuss how we can support distance learning.
We are the ONLY UK Astronomy Cinema SHOW, currently in operation
Auriga Astronomy, has been providing Educational Services to Schools and Groups from Cornwall to Scotland since 2001.
We offer Value for Money, High Quality, mainly Exclusive and Unique Mobile Planetarium, and Dynamic Interactive History Shows.
We understand that you want to provide the very best for your class/group, but without the 'hassles' of organising a school Trip.
We Add the 'WOW' factor, bring AWE and WONDER to YOU for a fraction of the cost, and we don't disrupt the school day (very much)
Auriga Astronomy is now a 'landing page' for ALL our various business activities.
Please go there for more specific information on what we can offer, what our shows contain and how our simple pricing structure works. Below is a simple overview of what we can offer you.
We are NOT 'fly by night' we have worked with over 700 schools, libraries and museums, given over 8000 shows to over 250,000 people from infants to pensioners. Our success rating in around 98.5% (there are always a few who do not like what you do)
We do not lay down 'stipulations' on our clients, we try and operate a smoothly and in a way that does not interrupt the running of the school or event.
All we require from our clients is a 13amp (standard) socket, a coffee, and space to work. Our show times are flexible to suit YOUR needs, and our shows are ALWAYS pitched at the correct level for our audience.
We try to Invoice electronically where possible, and like prompt payment on the day. We do not ask for deposits! and to aid payment, we accept Cheques, Cash, Card payments and BACS.
Contact us TODAY to see what we can offer you!
The Auriga Star Dome Mobile Planetarium has been serving UK schools & Groups since 2001.
It's Easy Access flat floor entry make the Dome 100% SEND friendly.
Our work the the National school for the Deaf (staff) makes signing in the dome easy to perform.
Our Exclusive and Unique shows (over 20) Guarantee we are different from the rest.
We can assure you you class or groups will be Wowed and filled with enthusiasm!
Astronomy Stage Shows
In the post Covid World, Social Distancing is vital.
Therefore we have designed our Spectacular Astronomy Stage Shows
You still get our Amazing in house videos, Presenter led by Dave (in Costume!) But on a stage!
4m wide 16:9 Full HD REAR Screen video projection, Sound and Light effects Lasers and Dry Ice make this a show to remember for a VERY Long time.
Q&A's are included as always
Shows suitable for ALL ages!
Auriga Astronomy's Living History Shows.
We bring History to LIFE.
From the Norsemen (Vikings) To the Crusaders (Late Normans).
Our Knight brings excitement and enthusiasm to your School or Group.
We Bring REAL weapons to see, and foam weapons to use.
From £275...much less than the cost of a coach trip
What our services offer to you
Our Mobile Planetarium easily fits into most halls, 6x6m footprint and 3.5m high at it's apex, it holds approximately 35 primary, 25 secondary and 20 adult audience members (these figures are flexible).
Our shows are written by us, and therefore are unique and exclusive to us. we have a catalogue of around 20 different shows, from the Earth,Sun & Moon, to A level Astrophysics. We also have great shows on the Mayans, Egyptians, and a fantastic ecology show called Our Beautiful Earth. For full details go to our SHOWS page.
We believe our dome is the most SEND friendly of ANY Uk mobile Planetarium. It's flat floor easy access is perfect to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues, we also offer the ability for a teacher to sign to deaf students (EVEN in TOTAL Darkness!)
Our Spectacular Stage shows are designed to complement our existing presentations.
They allow for Social Distancing inside a Hall!
They can be performed OUTSIDE for fetes and events (the projector and screen are in a tent, the audience are in the open air)
ALL our existing shows are available to be presented on a stage! (if there is no stage an area of flooring will be marked out for safety)
ALL for our standard prices
Invite a Knight provides a live presentation of a fully armoured Knight from either the Norsemen\'Viking', Saxon, Norman or Crusader (late Norman) period.
The Knight will explain in an interactive and lively way what life was like in the 'period' why people behaved the way they did, what weapons were used and how armour protected warriors of the time. He will further explain the role of ladies/girls in that time, and dispel many of the myths that surround the early medieval period.
there are opportunities for the audience to handle real weaponry and armour of the time, and understand how heavy it was. there will interactivity with 'fake' safe weapons for the audience to understand how battles were fought.
a VITAL part of these shows is a question and answer session at the end (as well as questions during the show).
Once again we are extremely flexible in our timings, and our shows can be delivered to a few or a few hundred.
We can also attend outdoor fete's and parties to give our talks and be available for photo opportunities.