Experience the Astrobiology Dome, our portable planetarium.

Our planetarium uses a state-of-the art software package, created in collaboration by NASA and participating Universities. It enables the exploration of Earth, Mars, the Moon and other moons in the Solar System, down to very high resolution maps through to the edge of the Universe. The software is a simulation of current data obtained by space satellites undertaking Earth and planetary observations or researching the Universe, and is updated daily. We connect to the servers and download the latest updates on our computers before a school visit.
The planetarium is a hugely versatile educational medium that can be applied to many different disciplines.


A maximum 25 students / one class


We recommend at least one hour and a half for a group

Other Considerations

This is an indoors activity

What we need from you

An electrical power point

our setup and educators

We have a modern portable planetarium and a significant amount of experience operating in schools. The planetarium holds 25 ākonga and their teachers comfortably, and is used for audio visual experiences projected on the inside of a dome. This generates a fantastic experience that can be used to demonstrate many different environments.

Typically, planetaria are used for displaying the night sky and demonstrating the movement of the stars. Our planetarium is so much more as we can not only explore the universe but also the Earth from space.

Hari Mogosanu

Hari is a TEDx-featured astrobiologist and space sciences educator who interned at NASA Ames and trained for Mars as an analog astronaut ( the photo above is Hari at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah)

Sam Leske

Sam is a space science educator, former pilot and intelligence professional who is now pursuing his passion for astrophysics and stars.