Silver Screen Science Fiction

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Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Monthly
Price: 
Adult: £12 | Concession: £10.80 | Child: £6
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates
10% members discount

Enjoy screenings of vintage, cult and blockbuster sci-fi movies in our planetarium, followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer.


NEXT SHOWING | FIRST MAN (2018)

27 July | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | National Maritime Museum Lecture Theatre

Ryan Gosling portrays legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong in this high-intensity dramatic telling of his epic mission to the Moon where he took his famous giant leap for mankind on 20 July 1969. Before the screening, enjoy a special guest introduction by TV presenter Dallas Campbell, featuring a replica of Armstrong's suit created by an artist who worked on the film, Ryan Nagata. 
 

 

Film runtime: 2hr 35m
 
Film Rating: 12A
 
Please note that this screening takes place in the Lecture Theatre on the Ground Floor of the National Maritime Museum. Access is availble from the Stanhope Entrance. See the site map for more information.

 

 

 

Avatar (2009)

24 August | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Peter Harrison Planetarium
 
The battle for the exotic exomoon Pandora sees anti-hero human Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) use an alien "avatar" to turn from spy to rebel in this game-changing film from director James Cameron.
 

 

Film runtime: 2hr 35m
 
Film Rating: 12A
 
Please note that this screening takes place in the  Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory. See the site map for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
 
28 September | 14:30pm - 5:00pm | National Maritime Museum Lecture Theatre
 
The incredible stories of the Apollo astronauts, from their voyages to the Moon to life afterwards. This documentary is filled with breath-taking footage from the missions and we hear directly from the brave crews that went there and returned. After experiencing the “magnificent desolation” of this screening, a Royal Observatory astronomer will take a look at the technological breakthroughs that paved the way to going to the Moon and leave you with some food for thought to the question: should we go back, and if so, why?
 

 

Film runtime: 1hr 40m
 
Film Rating: U
 
Please note that this screening takes place in the Lecture Theatre on the Ground Floor of the National Maritime Museum. Access is availble from the Stanhope Entrance. See the site map for more information.