Planetarium shows

Phantom of the Universe

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.

Morning Stars on Mars

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.

Solar System, Galaxy, Universe

Some of our school shows are open to the public. Visitors should be aware that school shows are designed for and attended by large numbers of excited school children and may be noisy.

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.

Age: 11+

Holiday to Space activity morning

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.

Sky Tonight Live: Christmas Stars

Sky Tonight Live: Christmas Stars is a modified Sky Tonight Live show, with a festive beginning and end, some themed content and the possibility/threat of a slightly strange astronomy Christmas carol to go along with the live narration! 
 
It plays in place of the usual Sky Tonight Live show slots throughout December, and will describe what can be seen in the night sky over the winter months.

Age: 5+

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