Current shows

Davy and the Dinosaur

Davy Dragon finds a newly hatched creature that he thinks is a baby ostrich. But is it? Davy and his grandfather magically take the creature back to its mother. Join us and discover what kind of creature Davy found and what it has to do with the Milky Way.

2 April – 12 April
Monday to Friday – 11:00, 12:00 & 15:00
Saturday – 12:00 & 15:30
Sunday – 12:00 & 15:30

Especially for children aged 5 and older 

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.

18 April – 21 June
Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00
27 April – 12:00
16 June – 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
27 April - 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults

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? 

Until 1 April 
Wednesday – 14:00

2 April – 10 April
Monday to Friday – 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults 

Oceans in Space

The search for life in the universe begins deep in Earth's oceans - and extends out to the stars. Inspired in part by the goals of NASA's Origins Program.

2 April – 21 June
Monday to Friday – 14:00(excluding 27 April, 1, 4 May, 1, 16 June)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30
27 April – 14:30
16 June – 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).