Coming soon

For the December/January school holidays

Davy Dragon and the Star City


Davy Dragon has just won the prize for the dragon who made the best progress in flying. As a reward, his mother decides to make Davy his favourite pudding, but as the recipe requires milk, she sends him to buy some. While on his way, Davy discovers what his address really is. Why don’t you join him and see what he found out?

11 December – 20 January
Monday to Friday – 11:00, 12:00 & 15:00 (excluding 25 December)
Saturday – 12:00 & 15:30
Sunday – 12:00 & 15:30
PLUS 24, 25, 31 January & 1 February

Especially for children aged 5 and older

Full Circle: Star lore comes back to Africa


Will the dreaming skies of Africa finally reveal their secrets as tomorrow’s technology continues to replace yesterday’s magic? When African-based astronomy, in the form of the Square Kilometre Array, the biggest assembly of telescopes in history, looks back over immeasurable times and distances, will we finally answer the most important question ever asked; where did we come from? Or will we carry on dreaming?

Starts 11 December

Monday to Friday – 14:00 (excluding 25 December)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30


Suitable for teenagers & adults

A Basic Guide to Stargazing


This presentation will give you a basic understanding of the night sky and how it changes through the year. We introduce some easily recognisable constellations, explain the nature of stars and the galaxy in which we live and give basic information in using binoculars and small telescopes.

11 December – 20 January
Monday to Friday – 13:00 (excluding 25 December)

Suitable for teenagers & adults