On Friday 17th October, the ICG Outreach Officer, Dr Jen Gupta, and PhD Student Outreach Rep, Jimmy Tarr, took the Portsmouth Astrodome to Charter Academy for its first outing of the new academic year. Pupils from years 7-11 attended shows inside the Astrodome, where they watched the fulldome movie We Are Astronomers (a production of NSC Creative) and found out what they could see in the night sky in a presenter-led show using stellarium.
During the coming months the Portsmouth Astrodome will be going to a wide range of events, from the ICG’s A-level Cosmology Masterclass to the primary school event Stargazing for Schools at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There are still opportunities available for secondary schools to book a visit by the Astrodome so please contact Dr Jen Gupta if you are interested.
The Portsmouth Astrodome is part of the ICG’s outreach and public engagement programme which includes a wide range of activities and events for all ages. For more information please see the ‘for the public’ pages on our website.