Continuing our season of star-themed events, the seventh Star Trek film in the franchise introduces a villain intent on obliterating stars and therefore the systems of planets they host.
All this is in an effort to enter a strange cosmic phenomenon that makes ones dreams a reality. This is the inaugral feature film for the Next Generation crew and goes down as milestone in Trek history where two great captains meet. The screening will be followed by a light-hearted short talk on the science fact behind the fiction by Royal Observatory astronomer Brendan Owens with topics including gravity, cores of stars and what an impact from a Galaxy-class starship might do to Earth!
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.
Cinema style snacks and beverages will be on sale in the foyer before the show.