Pop-up planetarium offers families a unique galactic adventure

Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury Libraries will host a pop-up planetarium on Saturday 10 August to entertain your aspiring astronaut, as part of the 2019 Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, an inflatable planetarium will host three shows, visiting Ross in the morning and heading over to Ledbury for the afternoon:

  • ‘The Little Star That Could’

Join a yellow star on his adventure to find planets of his own and discover what makes other stars and our solar system special. Suitable for children 5-8 years and their families.

  • ‘Big: How Big is our Universe?’ narrated by David Attenborough

This show tackles the big question on an immersive journey to the far reaches of the observable universe. Suitable for 11+ years.

  • ‘International Space Station Tour and the Night Sky’ narrated by Tim Peake

Budding astronauts can find their way across the night sky and join British astronaut Tim Peake on a virtual tour of the International Space Station. Suitable for all ages.


The pop-up planetarium is sponsored by Ross Library Development Group, Friends of the Master’s House and Ledbury Library Development Group. Tickets cost £1.50 children / £2 adults. We expect this event to sell out, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Ross-on-Wye Library: rosslibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383280

Ledbury Library: ledburylibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383499


The Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019, presented by The Reading Agency and Herefordshire Libraries, is an out-of-this-world adventure which encourages children up to the age of 12 to read six library books over the school summer holidays. There’s plenty to keep the children entertained this summer - and you don't need to be a library member to join in!

Find out more about the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge craft activity, story time, treasure hunt and art competition online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/src

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Published: Tuesday, 30th July 2019