Soton Astrodome

The planetarium shows consists of both guided tours of the constellations and current astronomy events which can be seen in the nightsky above England. We also offer an award-winning show called 'We are Astronomers' which features the voice of David Tennant (Dr Who). The astrodome school visits are run by Astronomer Dr Sadie Jones and a team of Postgraduate and Undergraduate Astronomy students based at University of Southampton. Shows can be tailored to the requirements of your school's syllabus on request. Email Sadie for more info, or to book a show at your school.

It’s raining so we are sending Brandon out into the wilderness (to the shop) in my yellow coat :) #summerinternship
19/07/2019

It’s raining so we are sending Brandon out into the wilderness (to the shop) in my yellow coat :) #summerinternship

Loved celebrating the success of these young people at our Physicist of the years & CREST awards last night πŸ™ƒ you all ru...
19/07/2019

Loved celebrating the success of these young people at our Physicist of the years & CREST awards last night πŸ™ƒ you all rule! Thanks to The Ogden Trust & the Public Engagement with Research unit for funding 😁 #physics #science @ Physics and Astronomy Southampton

Last night was a great event celebrating young people who love Physics. We had 40 year 10s and 8 home educated children ...
19/07/2019

Last night was a great event celebrating young people who love Physics. We had 40 year 10s and 8 home educated children at our event celebrating with their families and teachers. Thanks to the @ogdentrust and @uos_engagement for funding :)

Yesterday I took a lunch break with Christopher Woolford and got a tour of the film and media rooms @solentuniversity .....
18/07/2019

Yesterday I took a lunch break with Christopher Woolford and got a tour of the film and media rooms @solentuniversity ... my green dress matched the green screen β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ˜„ #enemyterritory Also, yay CraigDavidFan.com @ Solent University

All about my β€˜aurora’ green dress to give the @theaurorazoo workshop to some Alevel students on campus today πŸ™‚πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ”­
17/07/2019

All about my β€˜aurora’ green dress to give the @theaurorazoo workshop to some Alevel students on campus today πŸ™‚πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ”­

This year at Noadswood we hung out with a 3 week old snowy owl in our break between shows. Last year we rested on the gr...
09/07/2019

This year at Noadswood we hung out with a 3 week old snowy owl in our break between shows. Last year we rested on the grass outside! (Vicky we miss thee!) #owl #snowyowl #outreachadventures #ourgreatestteam @ Noadswood School

Me and my buddy have had a successful day sorting out my office on her work experience day Solent Youth Action  @ Univer...
04/07/2019

Me and my buddy have had a successful day sorting out my office on her work experience day Solent Youth Action @ University of Southampton

We may have had a glitter off! #astronomers #physicists #glastonburyfestival
30/06/2019

We may have had a glitter off! #astronomers #physicists #glastonburyfestival

Loads of people learning about @theaurorazoo and @planeterrella science from Brandon just now in the #glastoscitent
30/06/2019

Loads of people learning about @theaurorazoo and @planeterrella science from Brandon just now in the #glastoscitent

Day 5 in the science tent & we are feeling pretty gangsta. #publicengagement #glastonbury #glastoscitent @ Glastonbury F...
30/06/2019

Day 5 in the science tent & we are feeling pretty gangsta. #publicengagement #glastonbury #glastoscitent @ Glastonbury Festival

Day 4 in the #glastoscitent Is done & #glitterface is on! #glastonburyfestival #publicengagement  @ Glastonbury Festival
29/06/2019

Day 4 in the #glastoscitent Is done & #glitterface is on! #glastonburyfestival #publicengagement @ Glastonbury Festival

Arcadia Pangea
28/06/2019

Arcadia Pangea

The return of #glastospectra πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
28/06/2019

The return of #glastospectra πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Look who I found at the Pyramid stage πŸ˜ƒ @cwoolford88 #glastonburyfestival
28/06/2019

Look who I found at the Pyramid stage πŸ˜ƒ @cwoolford88 #glastonburyfestival

Day 3 #selfie inside a supernova! #glastoscitent
28/06/2019

Day 3 #selfie inside a supernova! #glastoscitent

Take 2... without the #photobomb (we so pretty)
27/06/2019

Take 2... without the #photobomb (we so pretty)

Day 2 done another 187 people engaged with @theaurorazoo and @planeterrella research yo! #glastoscitent #glastonbury
27/06/2019

Day 2 done another 187 people engaged with @theaurorazoo and @planeterrella research yo! #glastoscitent #glastonbury

After the SEPnet crew went partying last night we are now onto Day 2 in the #glastoscitent ! The first guess for the wei...
27/06/2019

After the SEPnet crew went partying last night we are now onto Day 2 in the #glastoscitent ! The first guess for the weight of the Tungsten might effect the rest of the guesses haha ! @uos_engagement @theaurorazoo @cordi227 @ Glastonbury Festival

The @theaurorazoo pencils and transpolar arc stickers are going down well on our #Sepnet stand here in the #glastosciten...
26/06/2019

The @theaurorazoo pencils and transpolar arc stickers are going down well on our #Sepnet stand here in the #glastoscitent

We are all set up for day 1 in the #glastoscitent yay! @uos_engagement @glastofest #glastonburyfestival  @ Glastonbury F...
26/06/2019

We are all set up for day 1 in the #glastoscitent yay! @uos_engagement @glastofest #glastonburyfestival @ Glastonbury Festival

Went exploring after we finished setting up the #glastoscitent saw a cracking #sunset #Nosda friends πŸ’«πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸ”­πŸ€© @ Glastonbur...
24/06/2019

Went exploring after we finished setting up the #glastoscitent saw a cracking #sunset #Nosda friends πŸ’«πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸ”­πŸ€© @ Glastonbury Festival

12 hours later...  @ Glastonbury Festival
24/06/2019

12 hours later... @ Glastonbury Festival

Glasto van #selfie Yo. @cordi227 #glastoscitent #wegotthis @glastofest #glastofest @uos_engagement
24/06/2019

Glasto van #selfie Yo. @cordi227 #glastoscitent #wegotthis @glastofest #glastofest @uos_engagement

Brandon and Max were taking a break behind these #astronomy themed curtains after the 3rd planetarium show of 4 today fo...
13/06/2019

Brandon and Max were taking a break behind these #astronomy themed curtains after the 3rd planetarium show of 4 today for the year 6s ... #outreachAdventures

Well this is a first for me, today I was cuddling a baby inside the planetarium ... awww baby Luna is so cute πŸŒ“πŸŒ” & big t...
11/06/2019

Well this is a first for me, today I was cuddling a baby inside the planetarium ... awww baby Luna is so cute πŸŒ“πŸŒ” & big thanks to @cwoolford88 for freeing my hands and doing the hard work screening the films while I got Luna cwtches. πŸŒ” also props go to Victoria & Mike for making said baby. πŸ™‚πŸ€©β­οΈπŸ’«

Had a successful Dark Energy project poster presentation and film screening event tonight :) thanks to @cwoolford88 , Br...
11/06/2019

Had a successful Dark Energy project poster presentation and film screening event tonight :) thanks to @cwoolford88 , Brandon, Vicky & Baby Luna for your help & @uos_engagement for funding our #publicEngagement pilot project πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„ more photos of the posters to follow β­οΈπŸŒ™πŸ”­πŸ’« #astronomy #dreamteam #ourgreatestteam @ University of Southampton

Listening to an audiobook about Artificial Intelligence as I walk into the work at the Alan Turing building this morning...
06/06/2019

Listening to an audiobook about Artificial Intelligence as I walk into the work at the Alan Turing building this morning, seems quite fitting. My walk also took me through the gay village which is covered in pride flags, I guess this is a testament to how far we have come but there’s still a long way to go. #pride πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ @ Alan Turing Building

Had such a lovely time giving the JBCA Colloquia talk today & being on the Jodcast and then reuniting with past Southamp...
05/06/2019

Had such a lovely time giving the JBCA Colloquia talk today & being on the Jodcast and then reuniting with past Southampton Astronomers while eating tasty Indian food πŸ™‚πŸ’«πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ™β­οΈπŸ”­ #astronomers #squadgoals @ The University of Manchester

New #astronomy dress ready to wear tomorrow to give the JBCA Colloquia talk at University of Manchester on #publicengage...
04/06/2019

New #astronomy dress ready to wear tomorrow to give the JBCA Colloquia talk at University of Manchester on #publicengagement with University of Southampton Supernova & Dark Energy research πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸ’«πŸ€©πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ”­ Always on brand 🀩 @startorialist #jodcast

03/06/2019

I was recently on the β€˜Meet the World’ podcast β­οΈπŸŒ™πŸ”­πŸ€©πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’« talking about radio astronomy, black holes, space travel, observing in Tenerife, Dark energy and @theaurorazoo πŸ™‚ do have a listen β­οΈπŸ’« #podcast #publicengagement #meettheworld https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/07-dr-sadie-jones/id1451296975?i=1000440241323

Some inspired art creations were made today in our #SotonAstroArt library workshop! Brandon is planning to return in the...
29/05/2019

Some inspired art creations were made today in our #SotonAstroArt library workshop! Brandon is planning to return in the summer so if you want to make some Supernova & Dark Energy inspired art do come along! #publicengagement #astronomy @ Portswood Library

And we are go here at the library! Come on down and make your own #SotonAstroArt inspired by the life cycle of stars πŸ™ƒβ­οΈ...
29/05/2019

And we are go here at the library! Come on down and make your own #SotonAstroArt inspired by the life cycle of stars πŸ™ƒβ­οΈπŸŒ™ @ Portswood Library

Some great art made by some 7 year olds here in Portswood Library today! #sotonastroart  @ Portswood Library
29/05/2019

Some great art made by some 7 year olds here in Portswood Library today! #sotonastroart @ Portswood Library

And we are go here at the library! Come on down and make your own #SotonAstroArt inspired by the life cycle of stars πŸ™ƒβ­οΈ...
29/05/2019

And we are go here at the library! Come on down and make your own #SotonAstroArt inspired by the life cycle of stars πŸ™ƒβ­οΈπŸŒ™ @ Portswood Library

We are doing #SotonAstroArt workshops today in Portswood Library for young families for half term ... but first coffee! ...
29/05/2019

We are doing #SotonAstroArt workshops today in Portswood Library for young families for half term ... but first coffee! @coffeenumber1

These three lovely humans were a great help on Monday evening ! They got fully trained on the astrodome assembly and sha...
22/05/2019

These three lovely humans were a great help on Monday evening ! They got fully trained on the astrodome assembly and shared skills regarding planetarium video editing and projection and dark energy. Thanks guys you rock! @cwoolford88 #publicengagement #astronomy #planetarium #ourgreatestTeam #wegotthis #astronomy @ Physics and Astronomy Southampton

Had fun in the sun today learning how to use the solar panel rig for our Glastonbury Festival (official) adventure - tak...
15/05/2019

Had fun in the sun today learning how to use the solar panel rig for our Glastonbury Festival (official) adventure - taking the science tent to the #greenfutures field with the Public Engegment with Research unit wooo & the lovely and organised Cordi Scott is our fearless leader. Yay SEPnet dream team! @ Boldrewood Campus

Max and Claire just did an awesome job at presenting their first year 8 shows. 2 more shows to go here at Cantell School...
07/05/2019

Max and Claire just did an awesome job at presenting their first year 8 shows. 2 more shows to go here at Cantell School. #publicengagement #outreach #blackholes #radioastronomy #planetarium

Went into St Marks Primary today to talk about the Moon and Space with the year 1s. They were so adorable & of course I ...
03/05/2019

Went into St Marks Primary today to talk about the Moon and Space with the year 1s. They were so adorable & of course I wore my NASA tshirt and my @eejewellery moon necklace #alwaysonbrand

I’m doing well at getting into the local press this week :) my black hole research and radio astronomy lecture for Peter...
30/04/2019

I’m doing well at getting into the local press this week :) my black hole research and radio astronomy lecture for Peter Symonds A-level Student’s was in the Winchester local press and Light Up Poole & STEM Roller was in the Faculty staff newsletter @uni_southampton #outreach #publicengagement #astronomy #radioastronomy #blackholes @ Physics and Astronomy Southampton

I walked to the Montana Roja, it was very windy! πŸŒŠπŸ’¨πŸŒ¬ Bye Bye #Tenerife β­οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒˆπŸ¦‹ #MontanaRoja #astronomer #holidays #sol...
15/04/2019

I walked to the Montana Roja, it was very windy! πŸŒŠπŸ’¨πŸŒ¬ Bye Bye #Tenerife β­οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒˆπŸ¦‹ #MontanaRoja #astronomer #holidays #solotravel #solo @melonoptics

It’s the last day of post teaching holidays in #Tenerife today ... so here are some photos of foliage. 🌴🌡🌺🌿#tenerife #as...
15/04/2019

It’s the last day of post teaching holidays in #Tenerife today ... so here are some photos of foliage. 🌴🌡🌺🌿#tenerife #astronomer #cactus #flowers #palmtrees #plants @ Los Amigos Hostel Tenerife

Farewell Teide! You’ve made us delerious/turn to Coca Cola but we love thee. πŸ’œTill next time πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸ”­ #sunrise #tidyupteide ...
12/04/2019

Farewell Teide! You’ve made us delerious/turn to Coca Cola but we love thee. πŸ’œTill next time πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸ”­ #sunrise #tidyupteide #nofilter @ Observatorio del Teide

11/04/2019

Students observing variable stars with the 11inch Celestron next to the Mons dome. #tidyupteide #tenerife #improv #ontopoftheworld #astronomer (I’m the person who looks like a Michelin man in all my many #layers)

Looking at the Moon through an eye piece on a 0.5m telescope is preety amazing. #justsaying #tidyupteide #tenerife #astr...
11/04/2019

Looking at the Moon through an eye piece on a 0.5m telescope is preety amazing. #justsaying #tidyupteide #tenerife #astronomer #themoon

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