planetarium dome must be set up indoors. It needs a clear floor
area of 6 metres by 8 metres. Ideally, the ceiling height
at the centre of the dome should be at least 3.2 metres.
The planetarium requires only one standard 240 volt electrical
power outlet. A hall or gym is ideal, provided the floor surface
is wooden or carpeted. A cleared classroom or double assembly
room is often large enough.
THE DOME SAFE?
The planetarium dome is made from a highly opaque, flame retardant,
reflective fabric. It is not fastened to the classroom floor.
Should an emergency occur at the school or venue, the dome can
be easily lifted from within, and the audience is clear.
in wheelchairs are most welcome and can enter while two helpers
lift the side of the dome momentarily. Those on crutches can
also enter in a similar fashion.