The BAP promotes planetaria as a powerful means of inspiring interest and increasing understanding of space and the sky at night.
This website aims to provide a directory of member planetaria across the United Kingdom and Ireland. A planetarium featured on this site may be a huge star theatre with seating for over 100 visitors, or a small mobile dome catering for audiences of 20-30 that can bring the awe and wonder of the night’s sky to your own venue. All share the common goal of providing interesting, educational and entertaining shows to schools, groups and members of the public.
As an organisation we are a friendly and supportive group of planetarium professionals. We keep up-to-date with advances in astronomy and planetarium technologies through regular communication and annual meetings where we can share our knowledge, skills and experiences.
Members of the BAP Council
Mark WatsonBAP President and IPS RepresentativeWinchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Matina PaytonBAP Secretary & Membership OfficerExplorer Dome, Bristol
Toni HamillBAP TreasurerCentre for Life, Newcastle
Dr Jenny ShipwayBAP Past PresidentWinchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Honorary members of the BAP
The following people have contributed to the BAP over many years, their efforts being of great benefit to our members:
- John Brown (Hon President)
- Undine Concannon
- Teresa Grafton
- Eva Hans
- Terence Murtagh
- Ray Worthy
- Paul England