Who we are
Discovery Planet C.I.C. was founded by Xanthe Pitt, Nikki Hildesley and Vicky Mason 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.
In 2022 we won an award from the Ogden Trust for ‘Longitudinal Projects to Widen Participation’. We have also 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; mentioned in the British Science Association’s 2018 Impact Report; used as a case study in a paper published in Research for All. and featured as an example of best practice in a book published by Imperial College.