Phantom of the Universe

Coronavirus reopening

Visitor notice: All of our sites have reopened and we can't wait to welcome you back. All visitors will need to book a ticket in advance. Find out how we're keeping you safe

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Everyday from 17 Oct | 12 noon and 2pm
Admission: 
Ticketed
Price: 
Adult £10 | Child £5
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Peter Harrison Planetarium

SOLD OUT until 31 October

This 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.

From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.

How to book

Bookings for Planetarium shows are via phone only. 

The bookings office is open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. 

You can contact the bookings office on +44 (0)20 8312 6608. 

Important information

This show is suitable for 7+. Children under 5 will not be admitted. 

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 show will run for 24 minutes. 

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