Scheduling, Prices & Set-up Requirements

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To schedule shows, contact us at:

(207) 453-7668 or info@northern-stars.com

Northern Stars Planetarium
15 Western Ave.
Fairfield, ME 04937


Prices:

.......................................... Regular-Dome ..................... Super-Dome
.#of Shows:......................(30 people max.)..................(65 people max.)

1>Show..........................$165.00..........................$165.00
2
>Shows........................$195.00...........................$310.00
3
>Shows........................$285.00...........................$450.00
4
>Shows........................$370.00...........................$590.00
5
>Shows........................$455.00...........................$730.00

Star Parties (25-100 people for 90+ minutes....$200.00

5% discount for three or more full days of scheduling with the Regular-Dome or for two or more full days with the Super-Dome. (A full day's programming consists of at least four programs per day.)

Mileage Fees:

0-40 mile radius of Fairfield, ME.....................Free
40-75 mile radius of Fairfield, ME.............$30.00 per day
75-120 mile radius of Fairfield, ME...........$40.00 per day
Beyond 120 miles.....................................Call for a quote


Space Requirement Details:

Northern Stars Planetarium has two different sized domes, the Regular Dome and the Super Dome. The presentations are the same in either dome.

DOME

REGULAR DOME

SUPER DOME

FLOOR SPACE REQUIRED

20 Feet by 24 feet
Fits in a typical empty classroom
30 feet by 30 feet
Needs about half a gym

HEIGHT REQUIRED

11.5 feet
16 feet

STUDENT CAPACITY

30 students
60-70 students

LENGTH OF SHOWS

1 hour each
1 hour and 15 minutes each

SHOWS PER DAY

5
4

SET UP TIME

1 hour
1 hour and 15 minutes

TURN OVER TIME NEEDED BETWEEN SHOWS

Less than 5 minutes
Less than 5 minutes

ELECTRICAL NEEDS

3--110 volt recepticles
3--110 volt recepticles

SPECIAL NEEDS

A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place

Program Length: The longer time requirement for the Super Dome is due to longer entrance and exit times needed for more students.

Noise Control: We must have quiet spot to do our shows effectively. Unfortunately, dividing a gym in two--half for the planetarium and half for phys-ed, does not work. We do not need a dark room, just a quiet one.

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Wheelchairs: Wheelchairs are easily brought into the dome by just lifting the dome up and scooting in underneath. There are two limitations for our wheelchair patrons:

1. Vistors in wheelchairs have to be the first ones in, and the last ones out.
2. Access is sometimes limited by where the school or other hosting facility has us set up the planetarium.

Bad Backs and other Common Ailments: If you can't crawl or sit on the floor, please let us know. It's easy to get you in totally upright and add a chair. You just need to be the first one inside.

Hearing Impaired Individuals: We do not have the ability to sign our presentations directly and we do not have closed captioning. However, the planetarium presenter will be glad to wear a radio microphone for those who use one. If a student that has a sign language aide, we will provide a small red flashlight that gives enough light for the student to both see the interpreter and the sky at the same time. The planetarium presenter will show the signer the best location to sit so that the deaf student can see both the sky show and the signing.

Blind Individuals: Half of audio-visual presentations is sound. The audio alone can be quite educational and entertaining.


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Northern Stars Planetarium and Educational Services
Fairfield, ME 04937
(207) 453-7668
info@northern-stars.com