***PLEASE NOTE: The show on Saturday, December 8th is sold out. The Astronomy and Islam planetarium shows will start again in January. The next Family Special show will take place on Sunday, February 3rd at 10AM and will be available for online booking shortly.
The planetarium show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term "dark matter." It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine.
Join our Royal Observatory Astronomers for a friendly and calm morning of exploring Mars and space in a planetarium show followed by a slot for a workshop.
There will be no obligation to stay for the full duartion and exit and re-entry to both the planetarium show and workshop is okay. In our workshop take a virtual walk on Mars with our virtual reality activity to feel what it’s like to step onto the planet and identify features on the Martian surface. This will be combined with meteorite handling and a chance to ask astronomers about the possibility of life on Mars.
This live curriculum linked show is specifically designed for pupils aged 11+, but is also suitable for anyone aged 11+ with a little pre-existing knowledge of astronomy. It explores key topics in understanding the Solar System, galaxy and wider universe.
This show is specifically designed for schools and is only shown in term time.
Start the morning with a sing along to help Ted find the great big bear in our 20-minute Space Safari planetarium show, filled with spectacular views of the planets up close!
Afterwards, take part in a 30-minute workshop in one of our learning spaces, to find out a little more about Ted’s adventure to the planets. Can you choose one that would make a good holiday destination? Help prepare our brave teddy bear for the trip and his stay.
Join our Royal Observatory Astronomers for a series of activity packages for older children that include a planetarium show, two interactive workshops and a chance to talk to our astronomers.
Join the Royal Observatory Astronomers for a series of activity packages for older children that include a planetarium show, two interactive workshops and a chance to talk to our astronomers.