We are hugely grateful to our sponsors. These organisations deserve a special mention for the professional and financial support they offer the BAP. Their support allows us to keep costs down for our members and focus on the primary aims of our organisation.

If you’d like to sponsor the BAP and promote your services to our members then please get in touch.

Supernova Sponsor



Cosm was born from the fusion of some of the greatest innovators in the history of technology. Evans & Sutherland, Spitz, Inc., LiveLikeVR (now Cosm Immersive), and C360 combined forces to power the immersive experiences of the future. With a 75-year history building the largest and most prestigious planetariums and science centers worldwide, Cosm’s category-defining technology, media production, and immersive entertainment solutions seamlessly bridge the virtual and physical worlds, connecting people and bringing them together in, what we call, Shared Reality.

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Star Sponsor


NSC Creative

NSC Creative is an award-winning UK studio with 15 years of experience in immersive media. They specialise in immersive experiences for VR, dome, theme parks, attractions and museums. Situated at the National Space Centre in Leicester the studio has extensive experience of producing meaningful media and inspiring diverse cross-generational audiences. 


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RSA Cosmos

RSA Cosmos, a Konica Minolta Group Company, is the global leader in digital planetariums, providing leading innovative solutions, the most powerful software, SkyExplorer, and over 300 fulldome shows to planetariums and immersive environments around the world.

RSA Cosmos’s software, SkyExplorer, offers the most stunning, realistic, and scientifically accurate astronomical and STEAM content in an interactive and fun manner. A new version of SkyExplorer is released every year and instant updates are available thanks to leading technologies connecting SkyExplorer directly to the astronomical community.

RSA Cosmos and its local partner in the UK & Ireland, ST Engineering Antycip, are at your service: sales@rsacosmos.com

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Sky-Skan has been elevating the sophistication of planetarium presentations for almost 50 years with their innovative ideas and technologies. Today we design and build the world’s top fulldome planetariums and visualization theaters. Our products and services range from bespoke Definiti digital fulldome theatre systems, to award-winning fulldome content, project management, theatre design, and related hardware and software. We are proud to be a supporter of the BAP organization continually since 2002.


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Carl Zeiss AG

We make it visible Carl Zeiss specialises in projection technology for planetariums. Further components, for example projection domes, sound technology, and seating, are designed through cooperation with experienced companies. Customers can count on the specialised know-how that has grown out of this cooperation.

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Astronomy Educators choose DigitariumĀ® from Digitalis Education Solutions.

More than 800 organisations have purchased our digital planetarium systems—far more than any other brand.

Our innovations are grounded upon unique blend of technical expertise and real-world astronomy education experience. Many of our staff have overseen planetariums and we operate an on-site fixed planetarium for our local community. Our quality is unmatched by any competing products. Our proprietary fisheye lenses are a competitive advantage, with sharp focus, high contrast, and minimal colour separation.

We design our lenses, our own simulation software, our own system frames and enclosures, our own domes, even our own dome duffel.

Our unique Digitarium remote control and Universal Console™ iPad are the easiest to learn and use. Spend more time focused on your students rather than your system.

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Explorer Dome (Digistar Lite)

Explorer Dome represents Digistar Lite in the UK and Ireland. Developed by Skypoint Planetariums in collaboration with Evans & Sutherland, Digistar Lite is the most complete solution for mobile and small fixed Planetarium domes. It combines the core features of Digistar software with many additional, optional features like Digistar Cloud, Show Builder and a vast array of Fulldome shows.

Explorer Dome is one of the UK’s best respected science outreach organisations, delivering hands-on science shows to over 70,000 people each year. Stunning visuals and live demonstrations combined with knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional presenters bring science alive to schools, youth groups, festivals and public events across the UK and beyond.

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Immersive Adventures

Immersive Adventure is an innovative European company that designs and builds high quality digital projection systems to use in Fulldome immersive cinemas, planetarium domes and many other venues. We have developed a ground-breaking optical system, which offers unparalleled system flexibility with superb image quality.

This year we are presenting the Immersive Player Mercury, an innovative software for tablets that will make the control of SpacecrafterPro, our planetarium software, more visual and intuitive. Go to sponsor’s website


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.  STFC enables the UK’s natural sciences, computing, and engineering communities to continue their world-leading research in the UK and abroad.  Public engagement with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is important to us. We love to share the curiosity, excitement, and ambition that drives us to discover and understand new things, and develop technologies that improve our lives.  We are funded by the UK public: listening, understanding and discussing their views of the impact of science and technology on our society is both our responsibility and our privilege.  Find out more about STFC public engagement by following the link below

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Visualisation Support Services

We work with you to provide you with a service that fits your system and budget. We have experience supplying and supporting all the audio visual needs in planetariums, science and visitor centres, theme parks and 4D theatres.  our services include supplying lamps, carrying out repairs and preventative maintenance, and also loaning equipment when you need repairs, or have a short term project.

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Entry level Sponsor



Sureyyasoft has been producing the “Shira” brand of user-friendly and cost-effective software for digital planetariums since 2011. There are different Shira product options available (updated regularly) to suit a wide range of planetarium uses.

Shira products have been developed to work seamlessly with some of the best opensource astronomy datasets available such as Stellarium, Mitaka (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and Open Space. These datasets combined with easy-to-use Shira software, means very powerful, immersive, and engaging content that can be made live or pre-recorded to WOW any audience.

Shira products are being used in over 70 small and medium-sized planetariums all over the world, including the UK.

"Sureyyasoft" and its local partner in the UK & Ireland, "Cosmos Planetarium", are at your service:

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