(Provided for by the Parents Committee)

Big Bear Planetariums will visit Scoil Réalt na Mara on 13th and 14th February. The Big Bear Planateriums is a company set up to make learning a fun and enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers alike by nurturing inquisitive minds with the right stuff.

The company  operates a huge mobile planetarium which can hold up to 60 students per show. states:
We come to you so you don’t have to worry about travel arrangements, or removing teachers from valuable lesson time to supervise outings. It also eliminates the necessity to take a full day off from school, so lessons can continue right up to the moment before the show and resume immediately afterwards. On top of all that the cost of travel and extra pack lunches for students are eliminated thus making it more economical.

The planetarium will give students an interactive learning platform and create lessons they will not only enjoy but experience in a positive way too, and what better way to learn than through fun.
We offer many unique programs in various fields including Geology, Biology and Astronomy.
Our shows run for 45 minutes and we always have a question and answer session at the end for about 15 minutes. This enables you to have that special treat for your students with just 1 hour taken from the school day. The students will love it, as will the teachers.
We are fully insured and experienced in dealing with large crowds. Our staff are also fully vetted to meet requirements as set down in law. So it’s peace of mind for you each step of the way.

Why not book a visit today and treat your students to a thrilling visual experience with minimal disruption to the day to day schooling and introduce them to those very important STEM subjects. They wont even realize they’re learning.

We’ve had a fantastic response from schools from across the country as science and astronomy is what we do and teach.