Silver Screen Science Fiction: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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28 January 2017 | 6.15–8.30pm
£8 Adult | £7 Concessions and Members | £6 Child or Guardian
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
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An alien lands on post-WWII Earth claiming he has ‘come in peace’, but finds that few are willing to believe him.

This classic science-fiction film was selected in 2004 by The New York Times as one of The Best 1000 Movies Ever Made, and chosen for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1995.

Silver Screen Science Fiction at the Planetarium

Enjoy screenings of vintage, cult and blockbuster sci-fi movies in our planetarium, followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer.

Popcorn, confectionery, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the Planetarium foyer before the event. 

Upcoming Silver Screen Science Fiction screenings

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Please note: The Royal Observatory Greenwich closes at 5pm and reopens for ticket holders at 6pm. Greenwich Park closes to the general public at 6pm and reopens to ticket holders at 6.15pm. Show starts at approx. 6.45pm.