About:

Immersive IMAX-style shows that come to your school, avoiding hassles and costs of excursions!  Great for Primary and High Schools.  

Originally authorised by the NSW DET.

Make a booking for a convenient number of sessions that suits your timetable.  Special offer: receive a complimentary star disc with each booking.

Each booking consists of several sessions (as chosen by you to suit the needs of your school), and can run over a number of days if need be.  Each session caters for up to 35 students*, lasts for 45-50 minutes and includes:

  1. choice between two entertaining, educational NASA movies
  2. informative stellarium presentation by a friendly trained professional.

*The Cosmodome can accomodate up to 35 Primary School students and up to 30 High School students.

 

About the Cosmodome

The Cosmodome is an inflatable, portable dome.  Students experience each session in the comfort of a ventilated, inflatable dome with a convenient door entry.  It can be easily set up in the school hall or library (or any indoor space - carpetted spaces are more comfortable - with around 6.5m x 6.5m area and a minimum ceiling height of 3.5m).  Since its inception in 2005, the iSkies Cosmodome has visited the Sydney Observatory, the Powerhouse Museum, the Australian Museum and numerous public and private schools.

 

About the Two Movies Offered

  • Oasis in Space - An incredible journey through the universe in search of liquid water.  The structure of our Solar System is beautifully showcased as we fly by the planets and their moons.  Is there life on other planets?  What are the conditions needed to form and sustain life?  Why is liquid water crucial for life?  These questions and more are explored, giving insight into the uniqueness of our own planet, Earth.  Perfect for Years 2 to 10, in accordance with the NSW Science curriculum.
  • Earth's Wild Ride - an amazing film about significant moments in Earth's history - The Ice Age, the asteroid impact, and the dinosaur extinction - which reveal the nature of volcanoes, Earth's atmosphere, the water cycle, rivers, eclipses and animals' adaptation to environments.  Viewers dodge a crashing asteroid, come face to face with dinosaurs and ride a raging volcano, in an enthralling endeavour through the earth's life.  Perfect for Years 1 to 10, in accordance with the NSW Science curriculum.

 

About the Stellarium

The stellarium renders a realistic sky in real time.  It includes the interactive display of: the Solar System, Sun, Earth, Moon, sunrise and sunset, zodiac signs, stars and constellations.  Advanced features include: galaxies, nebulae and meteor showers.

Ages:

Primary Stage 1 (Y1-2), Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6), Secondary Stage 4 (Y7-8), Secondary Stage 5 (Y9-10)

Locations:

Richmond, Sydney, Windsor, Wollongong

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