Silver Screen Science Fiction

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 | GATTACA (1997)

6 April | 6:30pm - 8:45pm

In the not-so-distant future, a natural born human leads a double life in the face of genetic discrimination. In disguise and surrounded by others whose flaws have been omitted at birth, he seeks to leave Earth and journey to Saturn's moon Titan. After the film, a Royal Observatory astronomer will discuss the science genetic selection, and how to colonise Saturn's largest moon. 
 
 

 

Film runtime: 1hr 50min
 
Film Rating: 15
 
Drinks and confectionary available at the ticket desk before the film starts.


COMING SOON...

OUTLAND (1981)

4 May | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

 

THE IMITATION GAME (2014)

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.