Star-gazers of all ages have a chance to explore the universe when a state-of-the-art mobile planetarium is installed in Hemyock Parish Hall for two sessions on Saturday, November 30. The first session at 5.30pm is aimed at families with young children; the 7.45pm session is for older children and adults.
Astronomer Simon Ould of Hemyock-based company ‘Space Odyssey’ will lead both sessions. His shows promise an hour-long trip around the galaxy inside an inflatable planetarium which offers a 360 degree ‘Fulldome’ experience, complete with digital projection technology, graphics and computer simulation. Weather permitting, there will then be a chance to try some real star-gazing outside, exploring the Blackdowns’ night skies.
As well as being a keen amateur astronomer Simon is a qualified science teacher and member of The Royal Astronomical Society whose lifelong passion for science was sparked by an inspiration teacher. After leaving school he studied astronomy to degree level at university. His shows travel to schools, colleges and communities around the South West.
Tickets are £7 (under-16s £5) – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823-680681.