Current shows

Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

Come and join Davy Dragon while he learns all about the sky above so that he can fulfil his dream of becoming the world’s best flying dragon! This is a playful introduction to astronomy especially for the under 10s. Just right for inquiring young minds.

Until 6 December
Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00

Especially for children aged 5 – 10

The Sky Tonight

An interesting live lecture on the current night sky is presented every Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible this month.

Saturday - 13:00
Sunday - 13:00 

Suitable for teenagers & adults

Living Inside the Cosmic Egg

On a clear night you cannot see forever, even with the most powerful telescope imaginable. The observable universe ends abruptly at an opaque wall, created by the conditions that followed the big bang beginning. That wall appears to surround us - forming the shell of a hollow sphere, with us at the centre - a Cosmic Egg that contains everything of our universe. Generally dark inside - at least to normal eyesight - it is populated with billions of galaxies, each a gigantic city of stars in itself, each star probably having its own solar system. 

Until 6 December
Monday to Friday – 14:00 (excluding 2, 30 November & 1-4 December)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk) (excluding 1 December)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30

Suitable for teenagers & adults

Please note that the Planetarium is closed for maintenance on the first Monday of the month (excluding school holidays)