Who we are

Discovery Planet C.I.C. was founded by  Xanthe Pitt and Nikki Hildesley when they first brought a planetarium to Ramsgate in 2013. Since then, over 14,000 people have taken part in our interactive workshops, and many more have enjoyed the creative activities we deliver alongside each event to enable people to explore their learning in different ways.


We are a social enterprise, which means that any profits we make through trading are invested back into producing community events. We have won a Heart of the Community Award from Kent Media and London Array; were commended in The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement Images of Public Engagement Awards; and  featured as an example of best practice in a book published by Imperial College.