Mobile Planetarium Experience

A planetarium brought into your school

In Brief...

  • an inflatable dome brought into your school
  • no need for costly transportation or permission forms
  • deeply immersive space and astronomy content tailored to every age level
  • each program adapted to Québec science curriculum
  • available in English and French
  • watch a quick video tour here

Spring 2024 Shows

Montréal Solar Eclipse

Get your students ready for the April 8, 2024 eclipse coming to Montréal! 

In this planetarium show, students will get an immersive view of what we'll see on that day.

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Solar System Tour

Fly your students around the Solar System in this planetarium experience.

Students will learn about the Sun and each planet that orbits around it. We'll see moons, comets, and maybe even a few spacecraft...

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Night Sky Tour

Get familiar with the night sky and what we see here on Earth.

Adapted to age levels, we'll learn how the stars make "shapes" in the sky and how ancients of all cultures made stories of the heavens.

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Open Space Tour

A free-form Q&A planetarium tour of space where students can suggest different topics and places in the universe to explore.

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FAQ

  • $400 setup cost
  • $100 / group presentation

For example, 4 groups would cost $400 + (4 x $100) = $800 CAD.

It's encouraged to line up multiple classrooms to be available to attend a presentation during the day.

  • Diameter: 7.3 meters (24 feet)
  • Height: 3.9 meters (13 feet)
  • Interior diameter: 5.9 meters (19.5 feet)

Typically, a school gymnasium is used for the dome, required for the entire day. However, if you have another room in your school that would fit the dome space, this will work too.

It is required to have no other noise or activities going on in the room during shows.

Planetarium dimensions

  • 20-25 young children
  • 10-15 adults

During the show, it is recommended that the audience lays on the floor looking up at the dome. If floor mats are available at your venue, I can use these for comfort.

I can have limited chair seating inside the perimeter of the dome.

Students enter the dome by walking through an "airlock" and taking a seat on the floor. Unfortunately, wheelchair users can't enter this way.

I will do my absolute best to accommodate. Please let me know in advance if there are any students with special needs and we can plan their experience.

It takes about 1 hour to set up the planetarium dome. Here is a video showing the setup process:

Trevor standing beside dome

About the Host

Your host for every show is Trevor Kjorlien, founder of Plateau Astro.

Trevor Kjorlien, host of tours

Trevor has been doing space outreach in Montréal since 2013. In 2019, he became the host of the English version of National Geographic Observétoiles in Sutton, Quebec.

He has been interviewed and featured many times on TV, radio, and newspaper.

Trevor is also a storyteller and stage performer, promising to make your show fun and entertaining.

Trevor is 100% fluent in English and ~70% fluent in French.