The Show-Dome is a portable inflatable dome that brings the universe to you!
The Show-Dome inflatable dome can be set up indoors in a gymnasium or multi-purpose room or stage. The dome measures about 15 feet in diameter and about 10.5 feet high. Carpeted floors make the viewing experience more enjoyable but are not required.
Shows are generally 25 - 30 minutes each with a short break between shows to move people in and out of the dome. I would love to work with you to tailor a program specifically to your needs. Accommodates 20+ kids or a combination of adults and kids.
$200 1st hour/ $100 each hour after I need an hour to set up (no charge) and about 45 minutes to take down (no charge) A teacher or adult chaperone is required at each show.
Do you want the Show-Dome to come to your school, camp, library, or church? Send me an email: Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
I have discovered a wonderful website called Figures in the Sky which illustrates stars and constellations in the sky and how they are interpreted around the world from 28 different cultures. Check it out here
In my classes, I use the English Northern Hemisphere star wheel from the Lawrence Hall of Science Planetarium. Click the button below to go to their website in a new window.
Andromeda galaxy on the left and the Milky Way galaxy on the right. This image is available from NASA Image Library.
Slooh Telescopes Slooh.com gives you live access to telescopes in the Canary Islands and Chile. You can snap pictures to remember you visit. This photo was taken on December 17, 2020 of the Orion Nebula. This view is from Canary Three telescope.
My favorite books about astronomy:
If you click on the pictures below, a new window will open and connect you to the Amazon page for that resource. Please let me know about other books you enjoy about astronomy. I love to find new ones!