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Stories in the Planetarium @ Midsomer Norton Library

August 2 @ 11:00 am3:00 pmFree


Storytime in the Planetarium!

This event is part of the Summer Reading Challenge

This summer we’re taking our mobile planetarium on tour around Bath and North East Somerset!

Listen to out of this world stories, enjoy the view of outer space and watch magical illustrations dancing above your heads. Stories may include:

  • Look Up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeloa
  • Caroline’s Comets by Emily Arnold McCully
  • How the stars came to be by Poonam Mistry

After your visit into the planetarium, join us for a space themed craft to take home!

The story time will last approximately 30 minutes, but please allow 45 minutes in total. Craft activities will be available throughout the day.

Pre-booking via eventbrite is essential: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-in-the-planetarium-midsomer-norton-library-tickets-369146074847

Suitable for ages 4-11

This event is part of the Herschel200 programme of family activities, led by the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to commemorate 200 years since the death of William Herschel, world famous astronomer and musician. Find out more about the Herschel200 project here: https://herschelmuseum.org.uk/herschel-200/

Stories in the Planetarium is an exciting event run by the Herschel Museum with B&NES Libraries as part of the Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge celebrations. Visit any of the B&NES Libraries or Community Run Libraries from Saturday 9 July to join the challenge and find out more.

Important booking information

  • Book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-in-the-planetarium-midsomer-norton-library-tickets-369146074847
  • Pre booking for ALL members of your group, both adults and children, is essential, there is limited space inside the planetarium, so please include all adults and children that will be attending when you book.
  • Please include the ages of each child that will be attending when you book
  • Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all time.
  • Regretfully, the planetarium is not wheelchair accessible, but the library is, so all accompanying activities will be fully wheelchair accessible
  • As this show takes place in our inflatable planetarium, visitors will be required to sit on the floor. Please let us know in advance if this will be a problem and we may be able to make accommodations.
  • We may ask you to remove your shoes prior to entering the planetarium if weather conditions warrant it.

All planetarium show dates and times this summer

  • 2 August: Stories in the Planetarium @ Midsomer Norton Library | 11-11.45am, 12.45-1.30pm and 2.15-3pm
  • 5 August: Stories in the Planetarium @ Bath Central Library | 11-11.45am, 12.45-1.30pm and 2.15-3pm
  • 8 August: Amazing Space Discoveries ft. Space Detectives @ Percy Community Centre | 11am-12pm and 2-3pm
  • 22 August: Amazing Space Discoveries @ Percy Community Centre | 11am-12pm and 2-3pm
  • 26 August: Stories in the Planetarium @ Keynsham Library | 11-11.45am, 12.45-1.30pm and 2.15-3pm