Phone bookings only Free for members

Essential Information

Type Planetarium shows
Date and Times Fridays-Mondays until 21st June 2021
Prices Adult £10 | Child £5
Royal Observatory
Call to book (at least 24 hours in advance): 020 8312 6608

Immerse yourself in the hunt for dark matter in a fulldome show which seeks to explain this mysterious, invisible, elusive stuff, and explores our attempts to understand not only what it is, but how to detect it.

Dark matter makes up the majority of matter in our universe, but is completely invisible, interacting only gravitationally. So what is it, and how will we detect it? From theory, to indirect observations, to international collaborations creating fantastically complex methods of detection, this mind-expanding fulldome show reveals our attempts to unlock the mysteries of these elusive particles.

Recommended ages 7+

Show times

Phantom of the Universe runs on Fridays to Mondays until 21st June 2021.

Day Time
Fridays 2.30pm
Saturdays 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Sundays 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Mondays 2.30pm
School holidays 1.30pm and 4.30pm

How to book

Bookings for Planetarium shows are currently via phone only. Tickets are released two weeks in advance from Monday 10 May.

The bookings office is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Sunday. Call the team on +44 (0)20 8312 6608 to book.

Tickets need to be booked tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £10
Child: £5

Fridays-Mondays until 21st June 2021

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

What’s On

Upcoming events at the Royal Observatory and Planetarium. See everything that is happening

Choose your tickets

Images of each planet in the solar system and the Sun

Planetarium show

Meet the Neighbours

  • Shows run Friday-Monday during term time
  • Daily during school holidays
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Not available for under 5s
Adult £10
Child £5
National Maritime Museum

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £65 Family: from £75