Planetarium shows

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+

Solar Superstorms

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometres high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth?

Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.

Cosmic Christmas

How can we use these colours to find out about the ingredients of the Universe?

Start your voyage of discovery with a Christmas-themed planetarium show to learn a space-themed 12 Days of Christmas song; followed by a solar system quiz, and ending with a stellar make and do that allows you to see the ingredients of the Universe through light and colour!

Please note: all children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Age: 7+

The Sky Tonight

Find out what the night sky has to offer in the month ahead, in this traditional planetarium show presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer.

Age: 5+

Arriving at the Planetarium

The Planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, located on a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 10 mins before a show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.

The Planetarium is open daily, except for the first Tuesday of every month when it is closed for essential maintenance.


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