All secondary schools, colleges and universities are
almost certain to have a venue available that is
large enough to take one of Space Odyssey’s larger
domes (either the 6.5m Voyager dome or the 7.5m
Galileo dome), so the Pioneer is rarely used in
The minimum hall dimension requirements for the
Pioneer dome are: at least 5.5m wide, with
at least 3.2m of clear, unobstructed height
(that’s 18′ wide by 10’6″ high)
To avoid disappointment, it is very important that you
measure your hall / gym etc. 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 below the ceiling in the
area where the dome would be set up).
Audience members sit on the floor when in the Pioneer dome
as, unlike the larger domes, it is not possible to accommodate
chairs within it. For school bookings, everyone normally
sits on gym mats on the floor. For youth group events
such as Cubs or Brownies, if no mats are available,
please ask everyone to bring a cushion to sit on!
In the event of an emergency, the entire dome can be safely
deflated in a matter of seconds without it touching anyone inside.
The dome requires access to two normal power sockets.