Barton Upon Humber
Contact: Katie Norman
Cosmic Carol - Planetarium Presenter My dad passed on his enthusiasm about space to me. I remember clearing out the under stairs cupboard, turning it into a spaceship and drawing maps of the planets and stars. Space and astronomy have always been a hobby for me. But now I’m lucky enough to be able to share my love of space as a job. My love of space is still that in some ways; escapism. Lying on my shed roof, staring at the sky, imagining, wondering. Except now I’m armed with knowledge. Knowledge about what I’m actually looking at. That each individual twinkling star in the sky is a huge nuclear fusion of hydrogen and helium. That bright star to the East is Jupiter, 928 million km away. Yet clearly visible in the night sky. I’m lucky enough to have travelled the world attending rocket launches. But designing and developing planetarium shows to share my passion is something I’m incredibly proud of. Sharing my knowledge and inspiring 1000’s of children every year is a dream come true. Planetarium Shows Our 45 minute shows take place inside Lab Rascals portable planetarium. The dome can be set up in any large, indoor space with a smooth, clean floor area of 6 by 7m, a clear ceiling height of 3.5m and access to mains power. The dome accommodates up to 25 secondary or up to 30 primary-aged children plus two teachers. Our Solar System (EYFS-KS4) Let us take you on a journey through our solar system. From the sun at the centre of the solar system to Pluto in the Kuiper Belt. We’ll learn a bit about each planet along the way and even visit some moons that you may not have seen before. This is a great general space show with lots of “wow” moments! Stars (EYFS - KS2) What are stars? How are they born? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our Stars show. We’ll look at the constellations and listen to some stories around them and fly through a nebula to look at newly forming stars. We’ll also look at our own star, the sun, and learn how important it is to our planet, and all the other planets in our solar system. This show is particularly suited to younger children. One Giant Leap ... (KS2-KS4) 50 years ago humans landed on the moon. Lab Rascal’s new planetarium show will take you through the history of human spaceflight, from Neil, Buzz and Michael’s adventures to the moon, to Elon Musk’s dreams of exploring Mars. Would you like to be the first person to land on Mars? More shows available on our website.