Change to Planetarium schedule

From 1st October, the Planetarium show times will run on a new timetable. Weekends - Space Safari: 11am, The Sky Tonight: 11.45am & 4.15pm, Solar Superstorms: 12.30pm & 2.45pm, Meet the Neighbours: 1.15pm & 3.30pm.

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Saturday 22 July | 6.30-9.00pm
Price: 
Adult £10.00 | Concession £8.50 | Child £7.00 | Members 10% discount
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates

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 Dr. Ed Bloomer with topics including gravity, cores of stars and what an impact from a Galaxy-class starship might do to Earth!

Certificate: PG 

Please note this screening was originally scheduled to take place 6:30-8:15pm

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.

Upcoming Silver Screen Science Fiction screenings