Silver Screen Science Fiction

Meridian building and gallery closures

Due to important restoration works, the Meridian Gallery and Building will be closed to our visitors as of 7th of January until 15th of February 2019. Flamsteed House, the Octagon Room, Meridian Line, Great Equatorial Telescope and Meridian shop will be accessible as normal. 

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Monthly
Price: 
Adult: £10.30 | Concession: £9.30 | Child: £8.20
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: SPACEBALLS (1987)

2 February | 6:45pm - 8:45pm

This classic Mel Brooks comedy sees Bill Pulman, Rick Moranis, Joan Rivers and other greats pastiche the original Star Wars trilogy. It's a non-stop series of gags, references, and fourth-wall breaking moments. This light-hearted sci-fi romp is a perfect nerdy date for anyone looking to beat the Valentine's rush. After the film, a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will give a short talk on the science of 'ludicrous speed'.
 

 

Film runtime: 1hr 32mins
 
Film Rating: 12.
 
Drinks and confectionary available at the ticket desk before the film starts.


COMING SOON...

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

2 March | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

George Miller's thrill ride blockbuster, set In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, follows a woman rebelling against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.