About us

peterborough_planetarium_portable_inflatable_constellation_characters_groupThe Peterborough Planetarium is an innovative new way to bring world-class space and science shows to schools, events, instituions, and private groups in the Kawarthas, Durham, and other nearby regions at a fraction of the cost of travelling to a fixed facility.

The planetarium’s inflatable dome and accessories can fit in a compact car, yet can seat 30 kids (or more than 20 adults) when inflated to its full 16 foot diameter (11 foot height, appox.)

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

peterborough_planetarium_portable_inflatable_dome_outsidePresenters Peter McMahon (space journalist and children’s author) and Rick Stankiewicz (award-winning astrophotographer) deliver exclusive shows under the dome not available at any other facility in Canada, based on several decades of combined experiece presenting astronomy programming to large audiences.

Available shows include general overviews of topics such as the seasons, the solar system, satellites, Earth/Moon/Sun, and ones with a focus on specific timely space topics such as the Northern Lights/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”

4 responses to “About us

  1. Kudos to you two for this awesome idea…what a great way to allow the children to learn about and experience space. Can you two come to Peru and set up your planetarium for the kids at the orphanage? Perhaps you will include us when you plan your next world tour…..

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