Former teacher Lauren Ard originally started Portable Planetarium Presentations when, as a teacher, she discovered that field trips were often too expensive for schools. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, she was able to manufacture a larger and more durable portable planetarium.
As part of the science space in the Hall of Heroes at Phoenix Comicon, Lauren’s presentations include the Astronomy of Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Video Games and Anime. Download the planetarium schedules here. Tickets are $5 for each show, available for purchase in the Hall of Heroes.