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Mizar Travelling Planetarium

Mizar Travelling Planetarium - The Dome

In the Planetarium

Well-known Dorset astronomer Bob Mizon M.B.E, F.R.A.S. is one of the most experienced travelling planetarium operators in the UK. He is a qualified teacher, and professional communicator to audiences of all ages. With the modern inflatable Mizar Planetarium, based in Wimborne, Bob can bring the night sky to schools, youth groups, Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs, societies, clubs, public events and exhibitions, etc. within a radius of approximately 250 km (150 miles). The Planetarium holds up to 35 people for each presentation, in a self-contained, darkened environment.

Bob was awarded the M.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2010, for services to astronomy education.

Over 3 000 pinpoint stars, the planets, Sun, Moon, the Milky Way, shooting stars and other wonders of the heavens appear on the inner surface of the 6-metre-wide (20 foot) dome. A quiet, indoor space with a minimum ceiling height of 3.2 metres (approx. 10 foot 6 inches) is needed. Disabled access is no problem. The audience handles real meteorites and the Planetarium offers astro-related items for sale (including posters, meteorites, books).

To date (January 2013), more than 120 000 people have toured the universe with Bob at the controls.

Mizar Travelling Planetarium - The Van

Shows are tailored to your needs, and any aspect of astronomy, ancient or modern, can be dealt with. Presentations may include:

Mizar also features a special Christmas show, and an eclipse show.

Presentations can be from 20 to 90 minutes long, accompanied by relevant displays. Also available is free photocopiable teaching material.

For distances greater than 40 km (25 miles) from Wimborne, Dorset, a minimum of 2 presentations is preferred, and a fuel supplement is required.

NGC6992 by Nick Hart The Universe awaits...

For further information, and details of current prices,
please contact Bob Mizon at the
Mizar Travelling Planetarium.

Telephone (01202) 887084

Other Talks by Bob Mizon M.B.E., F.R.A.S.

I also give PowerPoint talks without the planetarium to astronomical, scientific and photographic societies and other groups. Subjects include:

Astronomical Web Sites of Interest:

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