Suitable for ages 7+

Essential Information

Type Planetarium shows
Location
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Daily shows
Prices Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8

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Join us for The Sky Tonight, a live planetarium show presented by an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Explore the night sky as it will be on the day of your visit and learn about some astronomical sights you can spot for yourself in this classic show. Featuring anything from constellations to meteor showers!

Recommended ages 7+. Under-5s will not be admitted – Ted's Space Adventure is suitable for younger children.

Check out the full list of upcoming planetarium shows and events here.

Show times

The Sky Tonight runs every day (apart from select planetarium maintenance days).

Day

Term Time

School Holidays

Monday-Wednesday

2:45pm

1:30pm & 4:30pm

Thursday

No showings 1:30pm

Friday

2:45pm 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Saturday-Sunday

1:30pm & 4:30pm

1:30pm & 4:30pm

How to book

Planetarium shows are now available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, to prevent any disappointment, we recommend booking your tickets in advance.

To book your tickets, please click here or contact the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608. The office is open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Plan your visit

Can children attend?

Yes! This show is suitable for ages 7+. Children under 5 will not be admitted. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How long do planetarium shows last?

Planetarium shows last up to 30 minutes.

When should I arrive?

The planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, at the top of a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.

Getting here

Can I bring a pushchair?

Pushchairs are not allowed into the planetarium itself but there is a designated buggy park in the foyer.

Can I visit the Observatory too?

You do not need a Royal Observatory ticket to visit the Planetarium. However, if you would also like to visit the historic observatory then you can book a separate ticket here.

What provisions are in place to support those with additional needs?

From choosing the best show and ticket type to being inside the planetarium, check out our full accessibility information here.

I have another question.

Check our frequently asked questions here. If you're still not sure, call or email the Bookings team.

Call: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Email: bookings@rmg.co.uk

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £12
Child: £6
Student/Under 25: £8

Daily shows

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Images of constellations, the Moon, Mars, a comet and the Andromeda galaxy

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The Sky Tonight

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  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Not available for under 5s
Adult £12.00
Child £6.00
Student & Under 25 £8.00
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