Bristol Planetarium re-opens

Date Posted: 14/04/2015

Following a refurbishment the UK’s only fully 3D planetarium will re-open at the end of April.

On 24th April, Bristol Planetarium, inside At-Bristol Science Centre, will re-open following a refurbishment.

The revamped attraction will feature a couple of new shows. Summer Stargazing for older children and Space Explorers for pupils under six will allow audiences to explore the solar system close up and in 3D.

The 3D experience utilises 'active' 3D technology, with shows projected in 4K resolution (UHD Ultra High Definition) from two projectors, and 7.1 surround sound, creating a fully immersive experience.

School visits to the Planetarium can also be organised to include some time in the renovated Space Gallery area at the centre.

Conceived as a ‘space port’, this exhibition space showcases space technology. Classes can take part in workshops here, including the Earth, Sun and Moon session for Key Stages 1 and 2, Force of Attraction for Key Stage 3 and Earth and Beyond for Key Stage 3 and 4.

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