Explore the many moons found in the solar system, with our Royal Observatory astronomers. Suitable for adults and families
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From the Earth’s closest neighbour in space, our Moon, to the moons of the distant gas giants, this show explores our Solar System’s many natural satellites. Narrated by our Royal Observatory astronomers, you will discover more about the wide range of shapes and sizes that these moons have, as well as features such as enormous craters, active volcanos and even underground oceans.
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.
Throughout December, Moons Beyond Counting will run Saturdays and Sundays and holiday weekdays. The shows will start at 2.30pm.
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.
Yes! This show is suitable for ages 7+. Children under 5 will not be admitted. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Planetarium shows last up to 30 minutes.
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.
Pushchairs are not allowed into the planetarium itself but there is a designated buggy park in the foyer.
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.
Companions to disabled visitors are entitled to free admission. These tickets can be selected online when booking any paid ticket. Please contact the Bookings Team on 0208 312 6608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Check our frequently asked questions here. If you're still not sure, call or email the Bookings team.
Call: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
Weekends & holiday weekdays in September
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Please book your planetarium show tickets at least 24 hours in advance. Planetarium tickets do not include entry to the Royal Observatory.
Advance booking recommended