Silver Screen Science Fiction

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Adult: £12 | Concession: £10.80 | Child: £6
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
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.


1 June | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. This award winning biopic will be followed by a talk from a Royal Observatory astronomer about the impact of Turing's work and Dr Alfredo Carpineti, a science writer at IFLScience and chair of Pride in STEM, will be talking about LGBT people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.


Film runtime: 2hr
Film Rating: 12
Drinks and confectionary available at the ticket desk before the film starts.