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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. 

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NEW shows at the Planetarium 

Out There
For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the centre of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. Join us as we explore more of the universe and the huge diversity of different worlds out there, just waiting to be discovered.

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! 


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 January >

Show transcripts 

Winter Night Sky >
Spring Night Sky >

Out There transcript >
From Earth to the Universe transcript >

Show times - Mondays to Fridays (excluding school holidays)

2pm - Astronaut George
Suitable for children 2-5 years
2.30pm - Capcom GO!
Adults and children 8+
3.10pm - Earth to the Universe
Adults and children 11+
4pm - Out There
Adults and children 9+
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 - Earth to the Universe
Adults and children 11+
13.20pm - Out There
Adults and children 9+
2pm - Astronaut George
Suitable for children 2-5 years
2.40pm - Capcom GO!
Adults and children 8+
3.35pm - We are Aliens
Adults and children 6+
4.15pm - Sunstruck
Adults and children 8+


Discover the story behind the photograph

We caught up with award-winning astro-photographer Mark McNeill (and his daughter Maisy) when they visited the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition recently. Mark’s stunning image, ‘Me versus the Galaxy’ won high commendation in the People and Space category of the competition.

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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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