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.