The Big Dome at festivals
We are committed to sharing our enthusiasm about all things space-related with as many people as possible. This desire has led us to give talks at schools, contribute to festivals, and put on numerous shows with the largest inflatable planetarium the UK has to offer.
After successful appearances guiding stargazers at festivals such as Burning Man in (NV, USA; 2015,2016) and Lightning in a Bottle (CA, USA; 2016) in collaboration with Black Rock Observatory, we're keen to return to the festival scene as often as possible.
Please get in touch for more information about booking the Big Dome for future events.
5-8 July 2018: Noisily Festival
"...peek through our telescopes at planets, ancient star clusters, and distant galaxies, guided by experts from the University of Hertfordshire..."
After having an amazing time running telescopes at the festival in 2017, we are returning again this year! Dr Ben Burningham will be running the show, with festival goers able to experience both telescopes and the planetarium this year. Interested? Then check out the Noisily website for more info and the chance to purchase tickets.
The Universe is returning to Noisily. Coney Henge links the most ancient kind of astronomical observatory with the newest. Stop by when the sky is dark and clear to take a peek through our telescopes at planets, ancient star clusters, and distant galaxies, guided by experts from the University
of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research. We’ll even let you hold our space rocks.
By day (and night), Dr Ben Burningham develops cutting edge tools to study the atmospheres of alien worlds beyond our own Solar system using the biggest telescopes and computers in the world. He’s excited to be sharing some of the most awesome sights of the Universe with you, and has brought
a unique treat to Noisily this year.
Brought to you by the Centre for Astrophysics Research and the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, the Cosmodrome repurposes the UK’s largest mobile planetarium with a cutting-edge sound diffusion system to create an immersive audio-visual space for education, exploration and
contemplation. By day, it will host planetarium shows, lectures, workshops and audio-visual art. By night, it will be the place to drop in and space out to spectacular full dome views of the cosmos served up with a variety of musical treats.