We worked with different groups across one year, to shape and design Planetarium content based on each group’s interests, with each group putting their own stamp on what they wanted their time with the planetarium to look like. This resulted in unique music compositions, artwork and narrated videos that became part of our regular public planetarium shows.
This gave each participant a sense of ownership over the project and a say in the content shown to planetarium visitors. Specifically, the Tinderbox Sparks youth orchestra composed a piece of music called ‘Sunscapes’ and The Braidwood Art Group designed their own constellation artwork, shown as part of our seasonal What’s Up planetarium show. This has now been seen by over 2000 people! Students from Upward Mobility created a mini film ‘Captain Starman Discovers the Solar System’ to teach others about space and was premiered to students and their families at a special film night in the planetarium. This project has had an incredible legacy and was one of our most successfully co-developed community projects to date.
Check out the creation of ‘Sunscapes’ here, with thanks to Tinderbox Sparks Orchestra!
‘This project has been so amazing for her- she’s just loved it so much and been talking about it and practicing the music loads. Really amazing experience for her to get to come here’ – parent
‘They are absolutely delighted. This has been such a positive experience for them both, they really are enjoying it so much. Please let us know if there is any other way to keep them involved when the project has finished. Neither of them play in any other groups and they are really missing out!’ – parent