The LUniverse Planetarium
The LUniverse portable inflatable planetarium at Lancaster University
The Lancaster Physics Department is proud to present the LUniverse mobile planetarium, an exciting educational resource for schools and the general public in Lancashire and Cumbria.
The LUniverse planetarium uses state-of-the-art equipment to present an immersive journey through astrophysics and space. You can take a tour of the night sky, view other planets and galaxies up close, visit astronomical telescopes around the globe, land on the surface of other worlds, or view a solar eclipse. LUniverse can take you anywhere you want to go in the Universe!
The shows are delivered by a mixture of staff and students from our Observational Astrophysics and Planetary Science research groups, who are all excited to share their enthusiasm for physics, and their expert knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics. LUniverse caters to the complete range of audiences and age groups, and is accessible to wheelchair users. It can be used for school visits, community groups, and public events.
Due to COVID-19, we are only running virtual events at the moment. Please see 'The Virtual Planetarium' for more.
The LUniverse Full-dome Planetarium
If you’re interested in having LUniverse at your school or event, please contact us!
Free, virtual planetarium shows, every Friday!
Every Friday at 3:30pm, at least until schools return, LUniverse is running free online planetarium shows.
Each week we will alternate between a Virtual Planetarium Tours and Ask the Expert sessions.
If you want to join one of our free events, click here to register and get connection details!