THE GALILEO DOME
SPACE ODYSSEY’S GALILEO DOME IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST MOBILE PLANETARIUM DOMES. AS SUCH, IT CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO:
90 primary school pupils
70 secondary school pupils
up to 46 chairs for public events
Being so large, the Galileo dome can only be set up inside a large hall, such as a school gym, sports hall or large community hall etc. It is very important to measure up to be certain it will fit – it really is very big!!
The minimum hall dimension requirements are: at least 8.0m wide and with at least 4.2m of clear, unobstructed height (that’s 27′ wide by 14’10” high)
As the dome is also very heavy, it cannot be set up in an upstairs hall unless there is a lift because it is impossible to carry upstairs by hand. The flatter and shorter the access, the better!
To avoid disappointment, it is very important that you measure your venue to be certain that it meets with these minimum dimension requirements (especially height, which should be measured from the floor to the lowest light fixture / beam or other feature that the dome could potentially touch).
If you are in any doubt whether the dome will fit, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the circumstances of your hall. For example, Simon may be able to fit the dome in between beams or light fittings that are slightly too low if
they are spaced far enough apart. Alternatively, please plan to use either of the smaller domes instead.
For school bookings, it is requested that lots of gym mats be made available for Simon to put in the dome for the students to sit on. For public events, it is generally better to have either an all-seater configuration (up to 46 chairs) or to have a few chairs at the back for those who particularly need them with everyone else sitting on gym mats on the floor. This increases the overall maximum numbers for public events to around 55.