About us

peterborough_planetarium_earth_school_groupThe Peterborough Planetarium is an innovative new way to bring world-class space and science shows to you at your school, resort, Scouting/youth group meeting, private event, or any other educational or “edutaining” event or institution in the Kawarthas, Northumberland, Durham, or other nearby regions…ALL for a fraction of the cost of travelling to a fixed facility like a big-city museum or science centre.

How it works

Our planetarium’s mobile dome and accessories can fit in a compact car, yet can seat 30 adults (or dozens of kids) when inflated to its full 16 foot diameter and 10.5 foot height.

Using modern LCD projection technology and the latest astronomy software, The Peterborough Planetarium projects moving, photorealistic 3D space and science imagery on its dome.

peterborough_planetarium_portable_inflatable_dome_outside_peter_rickLet the show begin!

Presenters Peter McMahon (space journalist and children’s author) and Rick Stankiewicz (accomplished astrophotographer and amateur astronomer) deliver exclusive, custom-tailored shows under the dome not available at any other facility in Canada, based on decades of experience presenting astronomy programming to large audiences across the country.

Available shows include general overviews of such topics as seasons, constellations, tides, the Solar System, satellites, Earth/Moon/Sun, and ones with a focus on specific timely space topics such as the Northern Lights/2013 Solar Maximum, Chris Hadfield’s mission to the International Space Station, and “edutainment”-style offerings such as “Celebrity Tour of the Night Sky” and “2012: A Space Entrée


 *** please note, due to the time commitment required to set-up and disassemble the planetarium, we can only book by the day – we recommend that teachers or groups looking to bring us in for a single class, Scouting meeting, etc… identify other classes/groups/etc… that might be interested in participating in  shows while we’re at your school/meeting venue to provide maximum value for you and your colleagues***


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