Closure of Great Equatorial Dome and Time for Navy Gallery

The Great Equatorial Dome and some galleries will be closed between 11:30am and 3.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 24 August for daytime observation. Join the fun and see Venus in the daytime sky

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
5 August: 6.00 - 8.30pm
Price: 
Adult £10.00 | Concession £8.50 | Members 10% discount
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates

The year is 2057. The Sun is dying and a brave crew are on a 150 million km journey to deliver a bomb to reignite it. It’s a long voyage fraught with danger and not all of it  comes from outside the spacecraft.

After the film, Royal Observatory astronomer Tom Kerss will take a look at the fact behind the fiction answering questions such as: can  the Sun really die, how close could we get to the Sun and how do we know so much  about the inside of our star having never sent anything inside it?

Certificate 15

Please note this screening was originally scheduled to take place 6:30-8:00pm

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