Welcome to the new website for the British Association of Planetaria. We're presently populating the website with all the information of each member planetarium, and while we would like to give a comprehensive list of all planetaria in your area some may not yet be included.

We ask that you bear with us as we hope to have everything up to date soon. If your need is urgent then please contact us and we shall try our best to inform for of all possible planetaria for your needs.

Welcome to the British Association of Planetaria

A planetarium provides a fully immersive environment where people can view the stars (among many other things) at any time they wish in an awe inspiring environment. Such an experience provides a great spectacle for whatever event you are planning, and they are a fantastic learning resource for the topic of space and astronomy. There are dozens of different planetarium facilities across The UK and Ireland, some are fixed planetaria which you can visit, or there are mobile planetaria that can visit your school, town/village hall, or wherever you may be holding your event.

The British Association on Planetaria (BAP) is the members association for planetaria (plural of planetarium) across the UK and Ireland. There are many planetaria out there and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right one for your event. With this website you will be able to find your nearest fixed planetarium or find which mobile planetaria can visit you, along with their contact details and a short summary of the services they offer.

To start looking for a planetarium and contact them directly please click here.

The heavens are half of our visual field. If we don't pay attention to the sky, we are missing half of the beauty of the world

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If you work with planetaria, and would like to become a member of BAP so that your planetarium is listed we invite you to join. Also if you have a strong interest in space and astronomy and want to be a part of a large group of like-minded professionals, joining couldn’t be easier and comes with a range of benefits.

To find out about these benefits and how to join BAP please click here.

Note: You do not need to join BAP to use this website and find a planetarium, this is a service we offer freely to all.

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We are a friendly and supportive group of planetarium professionals. We keep up-to-date with advances in astronomy and planetaria technologies through regular communication and annual meetings.

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Are you an organisation, or planetarium interested in joining the British Association of Planetaria? Read about the benefits of being a member.

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