Planetarium

Lift off beyond the stars with our daily planetarium shows

Tickets

Adult £3
Child £2

Members go free

Become a member to get free unlimited entry to the planetarium. Prices from £30.


Buy your tickets on the day at least 15 minutes before the show starts from our information desk on the ground floor.

Enjoy a FREE show every day with our 10-minute 'The Night Sky' show. Get your free tickets from our information desk.

Travel through space and time and discover the wonders of the universe in our immersive, fulldome planetarium. Using the latest in video technology, explore mysterious planets, experience the birth of the sun, and hunt for alien life in a cinema experience to remember. 

NEW shows at the Planetarium 

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Explore deeper into the mysteries of our galaxy with our NEW shows suitable for adults. Go behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, The European Southern Observatory, and discover the science, history, technology and the people that help us unravel the mysteries of the universe in ' Europe to the Stars.' 

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years and is our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Experience never-seen-before images of the Sun’s violent surface in 'The Sun our Living Star'

If you'd like to uncover the theories of ancient astronomers and learn all about today’s grandest telescopes, then 'From Earth to the universe' is just for you.
Our FREE 10-minute show 'The Night Sky' takes a look at the myths and constellations of the night sky. 

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Out of this world

 If you're looking to entertain your troops, why not take them on a cosmic adventure with our family friendly shows? Whether it's joining Coyote as he explores lunar phases and eclipses in 'Earth, moon, sun' or following ''Astronaut George' as he explores our nearest planets, we've got just the ticket for young space fans. 


Nightwatch fact sheet

Download our monthly night sky fact sheet for interesting things to look out for in the night sky this month!

Nightwatch fact sheet April >
Nightwatch fact sheet May >

Show transcripts 

Winter Night Sky >
Spring Night Sky >

From Earth to the Universe - transcript

 

Show times 

Monday - Friday  

Astronaut George 
2pm

 

From Earth to the Universe
2.30pm

 

The Sun, our living star
3.10pm

 

We are Aliens 
4pm

 

The Night Sky - FREE show
4.30pm

 

Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays 

 

The Night Sky - FREE show
10.45am

 

Earth, Moon, Sun 
11.05am 

 

Europe to the stars 
11.45am


From Earth to the Universe
1.20pm

 

Astronaut George 
2pm

 

The Sun, our living star
2.40pm

 

We are Aliens
3.35pm 

 

Sunstruck
4.15pm

 

 

Blog

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A blood moon is coming!

This Friday 27 July we get the chance to see one of the wonders of the night sky: a total eclipse of the moon!There are many different types of eclipses, including eclipses of the sun and eclipses of the Moon.

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