Planetarium

Lift off beyond the stars with our daily planetarium shows

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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. 

What's on 

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NEW show at the Planetarium 

CapcomGo! Race to the Moon

Join us for an immersive documentary that showcases what it took to put the first human on the Moon. This fabulous film explains the considerable achievements of the Apollo programme and the many challenges NASA overcame. It will surely inspire the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future! 

 

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

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From Earth to the Universe - transcript

Show times - Mondays to Fridays (excluding school holidays)

2pm - Astronaut George
For under 5 years
2.30pm - Capcom GO!
Adults and children 8+
3.10pm - Earth to the Universe
Adults and children 11+
4pm - We are Aliens
Adults and children 6+
4.30pm - Night Sky (Free show)
All visitors

Show times - Weekends and School Holidays

10.45am - Night Sky
All visitors
11.05am - Earth, Moon and Sun
Adults and children 6+
11.45am - Europe to the stars
Adults and children 10+
1.20pm - Earth to Universe
Adults and children 11+
2pm - Astronaut George
Suitable for children under 5
2.40pm - Capcom GO!
Adults and children 8+
3.35pm - We are Aliens
Adults and children 6+
4.15pm - Sunstruck
Adults and children 8+

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Image of the crescent of the moon

Moon explorations!

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)Think about your living room. The items on a shelf, or a table. How often do you look at them, really look at them?You know there’s a photo of you and a friend, or there’s a statue that Auntie Edwina gave you tucked in a corner.

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Countdown to launch!

It’s only three days to launch for a new programme of Planetarium shows! From Monday 17 September you can explore the mysteries of the universe and the wonders of the night sky with our mind blowing shows without leaving the comfort and safety of your seat.

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