Silver Screen Science Fiction: Flash Gordon

Planetarium closures

The planetarium is improving. We're refitting the planetarium and it will be closed from Monday 16 - Friday 20 April. It re-opens to the public on Saturday 21 April. See what's on and choose your next space adventure

Essential information

Date and time: 
17 February | 6.45pm - 9.15pm
Adult: £10.00 | Concession: £8.50 | Child: £7.00
Royal Observatory, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Evenings and Lates
10% members discount

Enjoy this kitsch classic featuring a soundtrack by Queen and outrageous outfits with prizes for best cosplay.

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. Ming the Merciless (Max Von Sydow) captures three puny earthlings when they crash land on his planet, but little does he realise that he is dealing with sport superstar, Earth's hero: Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones). After the screening the presenting astronomer will try to make sense of Ming the Merciless' power to cause chaos on Earth and they'll announce the winners of our cosplay competition.

Cinema style snacks and beverages will be on sale in the foyer before the show.

Film runtime 114 mins.

Certificate PG

LGBT History Month

This event is part of our LGBT History Month programme at Royal Museums Greenwich, celebrating LGBT history past and present with a packed season of events, talks, programmes and workshops suitable for all visitors.

See all our LGBT History Month events