The TXMOST Discovery Dome mobile planetarium comes to you! Instead of reserving a school bus, our astronomy educator will travel to your school or event venue, and set up our mobile planetarium. The Discovery Dome is available throughout the year on a first come first served basis. We are available Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm. Note that there is an added fee of $75 for appointments after 6 pm and on weekends.
The planetarium dome holds about 45 children (plus two adults) or 30 adults per show. We provide the dome, all visual and audio equipment, and an astronomy educator. During the school day, each TEKS-aligned show usually lasts 45 minutes, including time to enter and leave the dome. For evening or public events, we have shorter presentations of 20-30 minutes.
The TXMOST Discovery Dome mobile planetarium needs to be set up inside, in an area at least 25′ x 25′ x 13′ high.
Pricing for reservations is as follows:
Schools, Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations
|2 hours (3 40-min presentations)||$350|
|Half day = 3 hours (4 45-min presentations)||$450|
|Full day = 6 hours (8 45-min presentations)||$750|
|Each additional hour||$100|
|Includes 25 mile round trip from 1779 Wells Branch Pkwy, Austin
(additional mileage $1.00 per mile)
|Evening (after 6 pm) and weekend Surcharge||$75|
Mobile planetarium appointments must be set up at least 2 weeks in advance. After selecting a date, please fill out our Reservation Form (download here) and scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail this form to:
Stars and Science Austin
201 University Oaks Blvd, Suite 540, Box 150
Round Rock, TX 78665-2430
To ensure your date, you may call us at 512-333-4SCI and we will tentatively block off your date on the calendar. Your reservation is not confirmed until we receive your Reservation Form.
For more information, contact
Mobile Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: (512) 333-4SCI (4724)