|Date and Times||Fridays-Mondays during term time | Daily during school holidays|
|Prices||Adult £10 | Child £5|
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+
Phantom of the Universe runs on Fridays to Mondays during term time and every day during school holidays.
|Saturdays||1.30pm and 4.30pm|
|Sundays||1.30pm and 4.30pm|
|School holidays||1.30pm and 4.30pm|
Please note that the 1:30pm shows on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May will be members only.
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.
Plan your visit
This show is suitable for ages 7+. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
Planetarium shows last up to 30 minutes.
The planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, located on a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 15 mins before a show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.
Pushchairs are not allowed into the planetarium itself but there is a designated buggy park in the foyer.
Choose your tickets
Phantom of the Universe
- Mondays and Fridays during term time at 2.30pm
- Daily during school holidays at 1.30pm and 4.30pm
- Perfect for families
- Tickets available two weeks in advance
|Call to book||020 8312 6608|
Become a Member
- Unlimited entry all year
- Royal Observatory
- Cutty Sark
- Planetarium Shows
- Special exhibitions
|Individual: £50||Individual: £60|
|Family: from £65||Family: from £75|