WE BRING THE STARS TO YOU!
Experience the wonders of the night sky from inside our Discovery Domes. We will bring one of our inflatable domes to your location, along with a trained astronomy educator. See the stars, the Moon and the planets day or night, rain or shine. We have programs for all ages - preschool through high school and adult. The mobile planetarium is available to everyone including educational institutions, libraries, non-profits, and private organizations.
Our Mobile Planetarium utilizes a portable theater and a state of the art digital projection system. Our Large Domes are 18 feet in diameter on the inside, with a footprint of about 24 feet diameter, are 13 feet high, and must be set up inside. This is more than large enough for 1 to 2 average-sized classes to enter, yet portable enough to be deployed easily throughout Central Texas and New Hampshire. We can seat up to 45 children or 30 adults for each show.
Due to loosening of pandemic restrictions we now allow only 35 elementary students plus 2-3 teachers or 22 teens/adults in the large dome until further notice. Masks are recommended but no longer required. For more information on our COVID-19 precautions, go HERE.
We also have a Small Dome. This dome is 16 feet long, 20 feet wide and only 9 feet high and also must be set up inside. This is large enough for an average-sized class, or 25-30 elementary children.
Due to loosening of pandemic restrictions we now allow only 20 elementary students plus 1-2 teachers or 15 teens/adults in the small dome until further notice. Masks are recommended but no longer required.
We offer a wide variety of Mobile Planetarium Programs of both live presentations and premier international planetarium educational videos. We even have biology-themed programs for middle and high school. See our programs page.
See our pricing page for Non-Profit and Educational planetarium rates.
Please note that mobile planetarium reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Planetarium Shows are recommended for ages 3 & up.
Younger children are only allowed with a parent or guardian.
If you have questions about booking a visit from our mobile planetarium, including available dates, please send an email to Reservations@starsandscienceaustin.com, or call us at 512-333-4724.
Corporate Groups interested in our Mobile Planetarium, please Call Us for pricing information, at 512-333-4SCI (4724).
Here is one of our mobile planetariums with students at the Earth Science Week Career Day 2010, sponsored by the UT Bureau of Economic Geology.