Our Services

Aurora Planetarium has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to provide truly exceptional service to each of our customers. We understand that your needs can change last minute, and we’re ready to adapt our services quickly to ensure your success.

Aurora Planetarium's aim is to explain the Solar System and Space beyond our small planet in an immersive theatre environment whilst inspiring minds in the process. 

Currently, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic still dictating how the UK delivers services safely, Aurora Planetarium has now re-opened and is offering planetarium-based learning with emphasis on safety.

 The planetarium dome is kept inflated by the continuous pumping of air into the dome, considering a class full of students, teachers and operator the safety of everyone is paramount, as such we have changed the way we operate incorporating Covid safety and hygene measures into our protocols to minimise risks within the dome and other presentation types.

As an alternative to a dome experience Aurora Planetarium can attend at your school/Premises and deliver a video presentation via projection/Smart board, facilitate Q & A sessions whilst working in close conjunction with your teachers to help deliver your science curriculum/presentations.

If you would like to discuss how we can safely deliver services, then please get in touch so we can deliver high quality learning experiences via its planetarium dome, projection screen presentations and Q & A sessions to clients.


International Space Station (ISS).

Learn about the ISS with Tim Peake


Back to the Moon...For Good

Learn about how we got to the Moon


Our Solar System

Learn how our Star and Planets Formed


A slideshow of some of our products and service areas.



Paxi, our friendly space alien for your younger classes.

Hi! My name is Paxi. I'm an explorer from another planet. I've parked my spaceship in orbit and parachuted down to Earth to meet you.
My home planet orbits a star not too far from your Sun, so you could say we are neighbours.

AP Children Dome from School FB Page.jpg

Bookings, Hire Rate & Cancellations.


To avoid disappointment, we advise that you phone (07850086681), email colin@auroraplanetarium.com  or fill in the contact form below, in order to check our availability. Before contacting us choose a few possible dates, and we will do our best to deliver your shows on your preferred dates but cannot guarantee such dates due to other commitments.

Hire Rates.

Monday to Friday:
£290 for a half day or up to three consecutive shows

£75 for each additional one hour show

£390 full day or up to six shows with a break for lunch
Bespoke evening shows, please contact me to discuss your needs
Weekends (please contact for information)
Mileage is free within 20 miles of Wakefield and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further


A deposit is not required to secure bookings, however once a contracted booking has been agreed a cancellation charge would be made on the following basis: Within one week of the event a 50% charge, within 48 hours a 75% charge, On the day cancellation a 100% charge.  However, should I be able to re-scheduled with you no charge would be made.