Children really enjoyed the experience and were engaged throughout. Excellent visuals and further deepened their understanding of the solar system. Well worth it.

Mr Brady, Killinkere NS Click for more customer comments

Fantastic experience, children really enjoyed it. Excellent presentation, very informative. Molaim go hard é!

Ms Ni Chonaola, Scoil Santain Click for more customer comments

Lesson was made age appropriate for different groups. Very informative and enjoyable, even for us grown ups.

Mr Higgins , St. Andrew's NS Click for more customer comments

Children really enjoyed the fantastic images, explanations were very clear, well explained. Very worthwhile experience. Thank you.

Ms Tooher, St. Brendan's PS Click for more customer comments

This was an excellent lesson, it embraced many curricular ideas, history, geography, science etc. It gave the children a wealth of knowledge, in a meaningful and interesting way. We can all now gaze at the stars with renewed rigour.

Ms Breveton, St. Mary's GNS Click for more customer comments

Very interesting and well presented. A fantastic experience.

Ms Coffey, St. Mary's GNS Click for more customer comments

An excellent experience for the children and staff. Very informative with information pitched very well for different class levels. Children were engaged throughout.

Ms O'Sullivan, St. Mary's GNS Click for more customer comments

SkyDome brings a difficult concept to life. The boys were very excited by what they saw and wanted to find out more about stars and planets. We are always trying to find ways to encourage pupils to want to explore subjects. SkyDome works!

Ms Sheely, Scoil Realta na Maidne Click for more customer comments

It was an excellent educational experience for the children. It encouraged great interest and excitement around the study of astronomy. The setting up of the SkyDome was very practical and hassle free. One of the major benefits was that we essentially took the children on a school tour within the school.

Ms Goulding, Sliabh a Mhadra Click for more customer comments

Excellent, presentation very clear. Children were very engaged, presenter asked very good questions to draw them with the experience. Oliver elaborated and expanded to a level appropriate to the age group.

Ms Lannon, North Bay ETNS Click for more customer comments

The SkyDome presentation was interesting, educational and entertaining. It transported the children into another realm. It was a great learning experience for all, both adults and children. The interactive nature and extremely skilled presentation made it an invaluable educational instrument.

Ms O'Meara, North Bay ETNS Click for more customer comments

As the SkyDome came to the school there were no transport costs. It is very educational and links in perfectly with the SESE curriculum. An excellent experience, very worthwhile and enjoyable. Thank you.

Ms Warren, Queen of Angels Click for more customer comments

Ollie was brilliant with the children. It fitted perfectly with out Discover Primary Science Award of excellence.

Mr Dermody, Queen of Angels Click for more customer comments

Excellent hands on experience, very informative, very good instructor, knew his stuff.

Ms , Gaelscoil na Camoige Click for more customer comments

It was excellent. Very informative. The children enjoyed it immensely and it has added hugely to their enthusiasm regarding space and geography. It explained what would otherwise take weeks to explain and in just one hour. Thank you.

Ms O'Sullivan, Gaelscoil na Camoige Click for more customer comments

Very educational, realistic and comprehensive. Aspects like seasons, day and night, rotation of planets around the sun etc. Very clear and easy to grasp. A fantastic trip, even though we never moved.

Mr Darby, SN Phadraig Click for more customer comments

A great educational experience. Encapsulated in the SkyDome the child's sense of space, time earth are heightened. I think the concept of day/night and earth's rotation around the sun very clear. The night sky was a fascination also.

Ms Shanahan, SN Phadraig Click for more customer comments

A fantastic enjoyable experience. The girls thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the Planetarium and were very eager to learn more. All the information given was age appropriate and covered in the 6th class curriculum. We really enjoyed our experience.

Ms Tansey, Marist Primary Click for more customer comments

Students absolutely loved this. Kept using words like "amazing, awesome, brilliant". Definitely worth doing again. Personally I found it very impressive, highly informative, some TY students tend to be entertainment heavy, very professional, very enjoyable.

Ms Hunter, St. Mary's Mallow Click for more customer comments

Excellent presentation. Very educational and relevant to the school curriculum.

Mr Dennigan, St. Patrick's NS Click for more customer comments

A wonderful educational well organised experience the whole school enjoyed it. Go raibh mile maith agat.

Ms , Scoil Naomh Eire Click for more customer comments

Extremely interesting, entertaining and educational. The pupils learnt a lot and so did I. Wonderful!

Ms Tighe, Culfadda NS Click for more customer comments

Excellent, was brought down to the classes level. Interest was maintained throughout. Thanks a million.

Ms Loughran, St. Kevin's BNS Click for more customer comments

Excellent experience. Really enjoyable for the children. They thoroughly enjoyed being able to ask questions about information in the SkyDome. Very well presented.

Mr Luby, St. Joseph's Arklow Click for more customer comments

This was a fantastic experience for the children. It gave them a great understanding of the solar system in a very effective and child friendly way. The children gave excellent feedback when they returned to the classroom, about the experience and of all they learned.

Ms Carroll, St. Fergal's NS Click for more customer comments

Very enjoyable and educational, better than expected. Pupils very pleased too.

Ms , Scoil Fhionain Falcarragh Click for more customer comments

Judging by the buzz of the talk from the children as they lined up to go home they thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot from it. I think it really heightened their interest in this area. I would highly recommend it. It brought the area alive to the children.

Ms Murphy, St. Mary's Enniskeane Click for more customer comments

Even the infants learnt a lot from their session. Very enjoyable and definitely to be recommended to others.

Ms Mc Carthy, St. Mary's Enniskeane Click for more customer comments

Excellent, very enjoyable, I learned as much as the students.

Mr O'Toole, St. Mary's Baldoyle Click for more customer comments

Very enjoyable experience for all, pupils and teachers alike! Really impressed to see the pupils listening, learning and interacting. Well done.

Ms O'Donoghue, Scoil Bhride Clonaslee Click for more customer comments

This activity was very different for the children. The SkyDome and computer graphics were very effective. The sequencing of the sky views were very effective and the children were able to gain a good understanding of the sky, stars and the orbit of the planets and earth Thank you.

Mr Ni Chinneide, Gaelscoil Mhuscrai Click for more customer comments

Children enjoyed the visit, the presentation was educational and engaging. The delivery was very good and the language used was appropriate for the children.

Ms Markham, Balrothery NS Click for more customer comments

A really impressive presentation. Very interesting and I will be asking you back again. Thank you.

Mr Hammand, Our lady's School . Click for more customer comments

Just thought the presentation was fantastic. Perfect pitch for the children at their level and easily understood. Also the children loved it!

Ms Farrell, St. Brigids GNS Click for more customer comments

Excellent activity. Great resource. Very well presented.

Mr Gilmartin, Talbot SNS Click for more customer comments

Excellent experience, very enjoyable, feedback from the children is great, they loved it. Would recommend it to others.

Mr Murphy, Scoil Chaitriona Click for more customer comments

Top class experience. It was both informing and entertaining for the staff and children. Very worthwhile.

Mr Monaghan, Carysfort National School Click for more customer comments

This was a highly educational experience which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A huge amount was learned in the time we were allocated. Questions were answered in a perfectly age appropriate manner and insight was gained into topics of interest to the children. It was a wonderful demonstration and talk.

Ms McMullan, Carysfort National School Click for more customer comments

We didn't even have to leave the school and also great that so many classes could benefit. Thank you very much, the kids loved it.

Mr Cooper, Carysfort National School Click for more customer comments

Excellent visual show. Explained in simple terms for the children many of the astronomical concepts.

Mr , Poulfur National School Click for more customer comments

Excellent opportunity for the children to learn more about the solar system etc. Totally unique approach to showing our place in space. Thank you. Also very good value for money.

Ms Walls, Poulfur National School Click for more customer comments

The SkyDome was very worthwhile. It was information relevant to the curriculum, engaging.The children really enjoyed the visual aspect of the talk. It provided real understanding of the spinning of planets, etc. Most enjoyable experience and very well presented to the children.

Ms Lynch, Poulfur National School Click for more customer comments

Excellent interaction with the children, getting down to their level, very visual, great introduction to new terminology. A very educational experience, every child learned something.

Ms Doran, Poulfur National School Click for more customer comments

Children have a fascination for space, stars planets etc. And this planetarium explained so much to them and put them in the centre of the Universe.

Ms Ui Ghrifin, Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste Click for more customer comments

Excellent, very exciting, good explanations, good opportunity for children to ask questions.

Ms Farrell, St. John's Cratloe National School Click for more customer comments

Facilitator very good. Very nice to the children. His passion for his subject also apparent. The presentation was pitched to a level appropriate to the children.

Mr Sheedy, St. John's Cratloe National School Click for more customer comments

Boys were really interested and challenged by the information. So was I as a teacher. Really interesting. Couldn't fault it.

Ms S, OLV Boys National School Click for more customer comments

Much more interactive and enjoyable for the children as they really felt they were "in space" at one point. Sitting on the moon.

Mrs , Boy's School Click for more customer comments

Extremely worthwhile educational experience. Children really enjoyed themselves. Pitched information at appropriate level.

Ms Flaherty, Edenderry B National School Click for more customer comments

An excellent experience. Really stirred the children's interest.

Mr Fitzgerald, Edenderry B National School Click for more customer comments

The children really enjoyed the experience. Their questions were expertly answered.

Ms Dolan, Edenderry B National School Click for more customer comments

The children really enjoyed the experience and couldn't stop discussing it when they left the SkyDome. It was a very worthwhile session and one I would certainly recommend to others.

Ms Hanrahan, Edenderry B National School Click for more customer comments

A fantastic educational experience for all the children. Very effective. What a fun enjoyable interactive way to learn. Superb presentation. Hope to book again next year.

Ms Farrell, St. Mochta's National School Click for more customer comments

It was pitched exactly at the level of the development of the pupils and the commentary and question answering session was great.

Mr Halligan, St. Mochta's National School Click for more customer comments

Excellent demonstration and explanation. A very enjoyable and informative experience.

Mr Mullarley, St. Mochta's National School Click for more customer comments

Excellent presentation. The kids really enjoyed it and learned a lot of new material.

Ms Flavin, Whitechurch National School Click for more customer comments

An excellent experience for the pupils and teachers. Very well presented and very child oriented. Answered all their questions willingly.

Ms Hessis, Stella Manis Click for more customer comments

Very enjoyable, interactive and educational. Thoroughly enjoyed by all the girls. Promoted an interest in the skies. Hopefully we will continue to work on this. Thank you.

Ms Walsh, Notre Dame Junior School Click for more customer comments

I found it very interesting and thought it really captured students attention.

Ms Higgins, Loreto College Crumlin Click for more customer comments

An excellent experience for the children. Resourced excellent and facilitator was great, great knowledge and control of pupils.

Ms O Shaughnessy, Cooneal Click for more customer comments

Great to have the planetarium come to our school. It's a topic/subject that all the children have a fascination with. Pupils were very eager to learn, asked a lot of questions.

Ms Healy, Moyne College Secondary school Click for more customer comments

Well organised, informative, interesting, as well as being novel (the SkyDome itself) really unique experience.

Ms O Reilly, Riversdale CC Click for more customer comments

Very educational and informative, children were engrossed for the whole session, some of their comments were "Fantastic", "Amazing", "Awesome", "Fascinating". That says it all.

Ms Crowe, Scoil Naomh Eirc Click for more customer comments

The SkyDome Academy should be invited to all schools. Super presentation. Mile Buiochas.

Ms Loibhead, Scoil Naomh Eirc Click for more customer comments

All the class and adults enjoyed the SkyDome. The children talked about it all the way back to school. It was brilliant to visually see the way the Earth moves. We would have liked a little more time, we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Thank you.

Ms O Neill, St. Catherine's National School Click for more customer comments

Very enjoyable and educational experience. It really brought to life this topic for the pupils. The pupils themselves described it as an amazing experience.

Ms Mc Dermott, St. Catherine's National School Click for more customer comments

Excellent presentation, really brings the material to life, makes it much more tangible for children. Well done.

Ms Glennon, St. Colmcille's Primary School Click for more customer comments

Excellent experience both for the teachers and pupils. Fabulous presentation.

Mr Kelly, St. Colmcille's Primary School Click for more customer comments

I really enjoyed this. I felt being able to learn and experience in this way for the class helped explain some of the concepts of science and geography in a way I never could. I felt they will really remember this experience. The speaker had a great way of holding the students attention and used language very appropriate to the class level (5th class). Thank you.

Ms Faherty, St. Colmcille's Primary School Click for more customer comments

Well run, to the point, relevant, worth the 5 Euro, would recommend it highly.

Ms Rourke, CBS Roscommon Click for more customer comments

Fantastic to have this experience in our school. Much enjoyed by pupils. Many thanks.

Ms Heywood, Scoil Mhuire na nAingeal Click for more customer comments

The children really enjoyed the SkyDome. It was great to see the planets and constellations come to life and it really enhanced the children's understanding of topics we had been studying in class. Ollie did a great job answering the children's huge amount of questions.

Ms , Gaelscoil Naomh Padraig Click for more customer comments

Very enjoyable experience, very good value for money and very informative for both teachers and pupils.

Mr Reilly, Gaelscoil Naomh Padraig Click for more customer comments

Ollie was a font of knowledge and he was very good to answer all questions that the children asked. The SkyDome is fantastic and you can really experience what the planets, stars etc. are like up close. The information was presented in a clear way and was easy to understand. Incredibly enjoyable overall.

Ms NiChoistealbha, Gaelscoil Naomh Padraig Click for more customer comments

An excellent interactive learning experience for the children.

Mr Cronolly, St. Oliver Plunkett National school Click for more customer comments

All children really enjoyed the experience. It was very interactive and highly visual with a really informative session relevant to the age of the pupils.

Ms White, St. Oliver Plunkett National school Click for more customer comments

Thank you very much, a wonderful experience for the children who enjoyed themselves immensely and learned so much. Very well organised and taught.

Mr Hoey, St. Oliver Plunkett National school Click for more customer comments

Really great, I did not see a full session but thought it was excellent. Children thought it was really good. We have had some other great presentations in the school but I think the novelty factor of the SkyDome is great. Thank you so much, will recommend it to other schools.

Ms O'Reilly, Divine Word National School . Click for more customer comments

Ollie's presentation and knowledge was excellent and his rapport with the children. So good - highly recommend him. Thank you.

Mr Breeds, Divine Word National School . Click for more customer comments

Our students and parents really enjoyed the SkyDome and hopefully we will be in a position to book it again next year.

Kathleen O'Toole-Brennan, Trinity Access Programmes, TCD Click for more customer comments

Fantastic, the children really really enjoyed it. Very informative, very visual. Go raibh Maith agat!

Múinteoir Ní Laoire, Gaelscoil Na Cille, Ashbourne Click for more customer comments

Children thoroughly enjoyed it, hard to believe we were in the school hall! Overall a brilliant experience for everyone - one of the best we've ever had.

Múinteoir Ní Bhaoill, Gaelscoil Na Cille, Ashbourne Click for more customer comments

Amazing - wonderful experience. Molaim go hard é. Le mile Búiochas.

Múinteoir Cooney, Gaelscoil Na Cille, Ashbourne Click for more customer comments

Wonderful in school audio-visual experience. What a wonderful experience. You are a natural enthusiastic teacher.

Principal Dolan, St. Peter’s NS Snr, Athlone Click for more customer comments

Very educational, next best thing to actually being there. Really gripped children's imagination. Super presentation. Question and answer session excellent too.

Ms Kileannon, St. Peter’s NS Snr, Athlone Click for more customer comments

Excellent presentation, really reinforced curriculum, very enjoyable.

Ms Costello, St. Peter’s NS Snr, Athlone Click for more customer comments

Class response: "Brilliant", "Amazing", "Very interesting", "Thanks very much"

Mr Patterson, Monkstown Educate Together Click for more customer comments

It was thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating experience. The visual element was fantastic and made everything easier to understand and follow for the children.

Ms Scannell, Duagh NS, Kerry Click for more customer comments

We all thought the planetarium was great. It really ticked the boxes for all classes for the Planet Earth in Space strand of the Geography curriculum - an area that teachers find difficult enough. The children loved the projections and gained a good understanding of the movement of the earth, day and night and the seasons as well as the solar system and constellations generally. I particularly liked how you wove the ancient astrological / astronomical beliefs into the presentation.

Ms Sheridan, Bray School Project Click for more customer comments

The presentation was excellent. The children greatly enjoyed the experience and in discussion later in the classroom it was evident that they learned a lot during the session. I will use this as a starting part for projects on the solar system and the galaxy.

Mr Sheridan, Bray School Project Click for more customer comments

This was an excellent experience for all the children … it was outstanding! First Class Level!

Ms Finnerty, Bray School Project Click for more customer comments

Excellent presentation and setting, very interesting and informative, provided and alternative learning experience and situation. I thoroughly enjoyed it-could have stayed for longer..keep up the great work. I'll keep you in mind for next year. I will pass on the good word to other teachers/school. Many thanks for a wonderful show and experience.

Ms O'Boyle, Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan Click for more customer comments

An excellent experience and very well presented. Could not fault presentation at all. Many Thanks.

Mr Hynes, St. Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry Click for more customer comments

Cannot see how this could be better.

Ms Wilkes, Patrician College, Finglas Click for more customer comments

I have been teaching for almost nine years and this is easily the best science presentation that I and my colleagues have seen. Children were captivated and their understanding of our stars seasons planets have been superbly enhanced.

Mr O'Brien, Holy Rosary Primary School, Firhouse Click for more customer comments

Would love for it to come to each school around the country, the children loved it, excellent, very very enjoyable.

Ms Delaney, St. Colman's NS, Mucklagh Click for more customer comments

Brilliantly delivered pitched just right, maintained children's interest the whole way through a must for all 5th and 6th primary classes

Ms O'Gorman, St. Colman's NS, Mucklagh Click for more customer comments

Excellent experience and value for money.

Ms Grace, Ballyboy NS, Offaly Click for more customer comments

Exceptionally entertaining and a fantastic way to see the whole planets set up. Thanks.

Mr Kenny, Kilcormac BNS, Offaly Click for more customer comments

Very educational enhanced their understanding of the planets.

Ms Balfe, Mountbolus NS, Offaly Click for more customer comments

Excellent experience and value for money.

Mr Murphy, St. Paul's Secondary School, Monasterevin Click for more customer comments

I found your SkyDome presentation to be very informative, educational, innovative and most importantly entertaining for all of our students. In these days of rapid technological and scientific change the SkyDome certainly grabs the attention of 'the xbox generation'. All students enjoyed the experience and I'm sure this has led to many of them opening their minds to scientific ideas and perhaps careers..well done.

Mr Marron, St. Paul's Secondary School, Monasterevin Click for more customer comments

Super. Very informative. Excellent feedback already from students. They enjoyed it and certainly picked up a few things that they didn't previously understand. After talking to my classes, it really went down well. They loved it, I'll be recommending it around.

Mr Walpole, Notre Dame Secondary School, Churchtown Click for more customer comments

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George Lee visits the SkyDome at
Tubber NS, Moate

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Students from Clonkeen College
Blackrock, County Dublin

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Students from Monkstown Educate Together
Monkstown, County Dublin

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Pupils from St. Manchan's NS
Tubber, Moate

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Students from Sutton Park School
Sutton, County Dublin

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Students from Scoil Dara
Kilcock, County Kildare

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Detailed digital star views are projected 360°
all around the audience

The Sun and four Planets

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The SkyDome accommodates up to 45 pupils
giving them a 50 minute astronomy lesson

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Learn how objects in our Solar System
pass over the blanket of stars

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Students from Notre Dame
Secondary School, Dundrum

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Pupils from Holy Rosary
Primary School, Firhouse

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Students from Patrician College
Finglas

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SkyDome Academy operates a Mobile Planetarium throughout Ireland. A mobile planetarium gives adults and children a chance to interact with the planets, stars, galaxies and other objects in our universe. The SkyDome visits you which means everyone can experience the wonders of the cosmos without having to travel astronomical distances. No need to bring your students on a school tour. As the SkyDome can hold 35 adults or 45 primary pupils at a time you can bring the school tour to more than 200 of your students in a single day. Book the SkyDome for your school, club, college or society now.

  • We bring the universe to you. The mobile planetarium means your students don't have to leave the school
  • The SkyDome accommodates up to 45 pupils at a time for a session of about 50 minutes
  • Students learn astronomy concepts instantly when they can see the sky projected on a 360° dome
  • Encourage an interest in science amongst students
  • No need to make travel arrangements
  • The SkyDome Academy presenter teaches the lesson allowing you to enjoy the digital planetarium experience also
  • Save on the expense and headache of an offsite trip
  • The astronomy lessons link to multiple subject areas on the curriculum
  • Give the students an especially enjoyable learning experience
  • Don't worry about the weather, it all happens in your school hall
  • Get a full 360° view of the night sky during school hours
  • The images are three dimensional in the truest sense as the wonders of the Universe unfold all around and above you

When you experience the SkyDome mobile planetarium the night sky will never be the same to you again. You will learn that any night object can be recognised. Once you understand the basic concepts there is no limit to how much you can learn about astronomy.

The SkyDome mobile planetarium helps children and adults alike to grasp abstract astronomical concepts. It will spark enjoyment and interest in science. The SkyDome stands out in performance, putting a full-featured planetarium within the reach of your students or members.

  • Explore the planets of the Solar System and the moons of those planets.
  • See our galaxy, the Milky Way, in all its glory.
  • Get to grips with the scale of the planets, the stars and the universe.
  • View the night sky as it appears from Ireland or any part of the world.
  • See the constellations with perfect clarity.
  • Understand astronomy concepts quickly in a visual manner.
  • Make sense of the sky that you see every night.
  • Be able to locate stars and planets in the night sky.
  • Watch the moon, planets and stars rise, traverse the sky and set in seconds rather than hours.
  • See the stars better than if you were in the darkest part of the Irish countryside with perfectly clear skies.
  • View the entire sky, not just a small section at a time.
  • See the sky facing any point on the compass and directly above your head.
  • See how the spinning Earth makes the night sky rotate above your head.
  • Learn what parts of the sky are always visible and what parts are never visible from Ireland.
  • Learn why some stars and constellations rise and set over Irish skies and others do not.

Think of the possibilities of having a full-featured planetarium available to you. Avoid the headache and expense of organizing a field trip to an off-site planetarium. Imagine getting 4 busloads of students to experience the wonders of the skies in a single day.

The SkyDome offers advanced features to excite and engage your students. Zoom in on and label any object; demonstrate annual motion; display constellations from many cultures; and much more. The system's vast capabilities make it relevant for audiences of all ages.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. You can send an email or a text message with your number and we'll ring you back.

EMAIL:      info@SkyDome.ie

PHONE:     044 9335679

MOBILE:    086 8151666

CONTACT: Oliver Haughey

 

SkyDome Academy is based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Our central location allows us to visit any part of Ireland with the SkyDome digital mobile planetarium in a single day.

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