Relaxed planetarium shows for those who prefer a calmer environment, such as people with ASD
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Our Morning Stars planetarium shows are designed for anyone who would benefit from a calmer and more relaxed environment, in particular those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
These shows are presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer with several adaptations from our normal planetarium sessions, including:
Check out the full list of upcoming planetarium shows and events here.
To help you prepare for your Morning Stars show, we have a visual guide to visiting the planetarium available to download.
Free entry to the Historic Royal Observatory Site is included with this show. Please note that this site will also be open to general entry, so may be overwhelming for some.
There are different variations of this show, to suit those with different levels of astronomy knowledge:
10:15-11:00am | Royal Observatory Greenwich
This version of the show is more suitable for younger children or anyone who has very little knowledge of astronomy.
It will feature:
This version of the show is more suitable for older children, adults or anyone who would benefit from a more in-depth look into the subject.
Under-5s will not be admitted - the Beginners Show is suitable for younger children.
Planetarium shows are available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, so 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.
We have a very limited number of free tickets for each session available for Members of Royal Museums Greenwich. Please contact the Membership office to learn more.
Header image by ESA/Hubble & NASA
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. For our Morning Stars shows, please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show’s start time, as the show starts strictly on time, content may be missed, and tickets cannot be exchanged for another viewing.
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