Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

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