At Home with Science
During the UK February Half Term, we're teaming up with the Brighton Science Festival's 'At Home with Science' event. In normal times, we would be charging families to experience our awesome Mobile Planetarium Shows at one of the amazing venues selected by Brighton Science Festival for ‘Hands-on Half Term’. Alas, none of us are mingling right now, so the festival is running online this year.
Spacetastic science shows
So, as part of the weeklong festival, we're offering live Virtual Planetarium Shows on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th February 2021.
Each planetarium show will have a different space theme, and will feature digital planetarium software, mini animated films, awesome simulations, and the chance to ask lots of questions. Shows will last about an hour.
The shows will be live streamed via Zoom, and each has a Facebook Event Page with lots of info and details about how to join in. Here are the shows on offer:
What we're raising money for
Now we know there's not a lot of money around at the moment, so we're offering these live presentations for free, but we're hoping to raise £500 to help towards the cost of developing and delivering these shows. And if we reach our extended target of £750, we'll deliver some extra ones, completely free, on Saturday 27th February - details will be published on our Facebook page here.
Creative Space is a not-for-profit outfit, offering astronomy outreach and public engagement. In the old normal, we engaged with thousands of people every year - young and old - with our mobile planetarium and space workshops for schools. This work helped fund our free space events and community projects. Sadly, since March 2020, we’ve had no revenue due to the pandemic. That has meant reduced wages, redundancies and a fight for survival. But we’re still here, and still as keen as ever to enthuse and inspire our audiences in all things space.
We've been very fortunate to receive funding to enable us to continue with community projects like Space@Home: Stars Activity Pack, engaging with families in crisis due to COVID-19. But we'd be immensely grateful to receive a little extra financial help for delivering our special brand of space science to the wider public.
Thank you so much in advance.
Founder & CEO
Creative Space Science CIC
“A huge, huge thank you for this wonderful afternoon today. The girls were absolutely amazed and fascinated by the videos and your vast knowledge of the Solar System. As always, not enough time for the huge amounts of questions from the girls. Thank you again for a great afternoon of science knowledge. Your Virtual Planetarium Show was a very fitting end to this half term.”
Maren Kelly, Head of Science, St Catherine’s School, Bramley