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Planetarium

For an out of this world experience, look no further than Edinburgh’s only large-scale planetarium, with a newly upgraded, state-of-the-art projection system at Dynamic Earth.

Have you ever wondered how astronauts see Earth from the International Space Station? Or take a trip to Jupiter or Saturn to explore other than our own? Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought ‘WOW, I wonder just how many there are in space?

Take a journey with your pupils beyond Earth with our expert team of astronomers and science communicators in a live - presenter-led and curriculum linked - Planetarium show. As well as live shows, Dynamic Earth offers a range of amazing movies exploring outer space, and even Supervolcanoes!

Our planetarium provides a fantastic introduction for pupils in a range of space and topical sciences experiences and outcomes, or is great way to compliment and reinforce prior learning from your classroom or from one of our space workshop sessions. Either way, our planetarium offers a unique and memorable way of exploring the night sky and the wider universe!

To find out more and to book your visit with us, please click here to send us an enquiry or give us a call on 0131 523 1273 where our friendly friendly bookings team will be able to chat you through all the options for you and your pupils as part of your visit to Dynamic Earth.

 

PRESENTER-LED SHOWS

 

Join us as we take a deep dive to explore our oceans. We’ll head to mysterious depths on a quest to find out as much as we can about this incredible world which is mostly hidden from view. Our oceans are essential to all life on Earth yet there is still so much we don’t know about them. They’re also changing as a result of our activities on Earth. Come with us and find out how we’re still unlocking the secrets of our beautiful oceans. Welcome to the wonderful world of marine science… 

 

Come with us on a dramatic journey to the very edge of our solar system and back. In real-time we'll be seeing the boundaries of human exploration and following in the footsteps of some very special space missions. Our beginner-friendly space-cruise is a chance for some cosmic perspective in this topsy-turvy time and also a handy wee reminder that: You. Are. Here. 

Click here to view the You Are Here curriculum links.

Dynamic Earth's What's Up? is an ever-changing look at the night sky and some of the more exciting astronomy and Earth-science news stories that have caught our eyes in recent weeks. In every seasonal version of the show you'll have time to gaze out on the stars and planets that are visible for our current skies, dive in to beginner-friendly guides on astronomy topics, and be kept up to date on some of the most interesting events and discoveries happening today.

Click here to view the What's Up? curriculum links.

 

FULLDOME MOVIES

 

 

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong. On July 20th 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness a historic moment of human achievement, broadcast live from the Moon. 50 years after the first Moon landing, this brand new film tells the story of the Apollo space programme, one of humankind’s greatest achievements!

 

An immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have unleashed the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. Audiences will fly down Neptune’s frigid moon, Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world; Jupiter’s moon, Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Narrated by Andy Serkis.

 

Do you know what an astronomer does? Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. ‘We Are Astronomers’ reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. Narrated by David Tennant.

 

Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before, but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? ‘We Are Aliens’ takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life. Narrated by Rupert Grint.

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