Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Stars Align in Cosmodome

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Stars Align in Cosmodome

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MARNIE JOHNSTON

marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au

LOCAL kids got the chance to travel through space and time yesterday thanks to the StarLab Education Cosmodome show which visited the Lismore Regional Art Gallery for a day of educational astronomy and earth science shows.

Director of the Lismore Regional Art Gallery Brett Adlington said it was great to have the fun of the Cosmodome in town for the day.

aIt fits in nicely with our current exhibition, Night Visions,a Mr Adlington said.

Presenter of the Cosmodome show, Paul Tickner, explained how the show inside the intricate inflatable dome cuts those inside off from the outside world and takes them on a journey through space.

Inside the science theatre and planetarium, the child- ren get immersed in a new world where a simulated sky is broadcast around them, allowing them to observe the stars, including a skyscape of the Greek constellations and astrology.

Another cool aspect is the arocket through spacea, where the children get to avisita all the planets including the moon

He said 95% of his time with the Cosmodome is spent touring to schools in NSW and Queensland, where he tailors the show to fit with what the students are currently learning in class. …

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