Our Shows

The Inflativerse, The University of Nottingham's mobile planetarium, is available FREE to schools in the Nottingham area to bring the sky into your classroom. It is an interactive and exciting experience, creating an ideal space for hands-on and minds-on activities.

Our shows are presented by scientists working at the University of Nottingham. We can deliver a range of educational and inspirational shows for pupils/students of ages 5-16, most of which are based around ‘The Sky Tonight’. Prior consultation is available to tailor the programs to suit your curriculum. Shows are usually around 20 minutes long, but can be varied in duration to fit your timetable. We can also run several shows consecutively in order to host several groups/classes or even age-groups on the same day. Our visits are currently aimed to be half a day, either in the morning or the afternoon. This might change in the future.

The Inflativerse covers an exciting selection of educational topics, and usually the content of a show will be a mixture of the below:

  1. The sky at night

  2. Ancient Greek mythology

  3. Light pollution

  4. Constellations

  5. Navigation by the stars

  6. Phases of the moon

  7. Our Galaxy the Milky Way

  8. How do I become a scientist?

  9. Changing seasons