The FALKIRK Science Festival hosts the Dynamic Earth Planetarium this weekend as the six-meter inflatable dome begins its summer tour.
The portable planetarium seats 30 people, giving them a taste of the stars in the night sky.
Dynamic Earth’s outreach program team, based in Edinburgh, will visit Callendar Square Shopping Center from today until Sunday.
After visiting Falkirk, the planetarium will head to Techfest in Aberdeen from May 23-29.
After that, the dome will head to other parts of Scotland later in the year, including Orkney and Caithness.
Hermione Cockburn, Scientific Director of Dynamic Earth, said, “We are extremely grateful to have the support of Baillie Gifford and our other backers to facilitate our brand new portable planetarium and we are excited to launch it this spring.
“Technology gives us the opportunity to share the incredible content of our fixed dome in Edinburgh, create live shows and take our Dynamic Earth Planetarium experience on the road, reaching people who might not be able to visit us in the Scottish capital.
“This new addition gives us the ability to address key climate and environmental issues – all through amazing live shows.
“We look forward to educating and inspiring new visitors of all ages and we look forward to seeing their reactions.”
Sam Pattman, head of sponsorships at investment manager Baillie Gifford, who sponsored the dome, added: “We are extremely pleased to be part of the portable planetarium project.
“The Dynamic Earth team have worked hard to develop fun and educational science shows and we are delighted to be able to support their ambitions to share this with others across Scotland.”
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