An exciting Planetarium show exploring dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.
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.
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.
How to book
Bookings for Planetarium shows are via phone only, 24 hours in advance of the screening.