There are variety of planetarium shows throughout the day. Planetarium shows are £1.50 per person in addition to the Thinktank admission price. Tickets can be booked and purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.
Thinktank Museum and Planetarium will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2016
Polaris, the space submarine and the mystery of the polar night
10.50am, 12noon, 3pm
Join Vladimir the polar bear and James the travelling penguin at the North Pole, as they try to understand why their respective homes have such long winters. Using Vladimir's excellent do-it-yourself skills and James' scientific knowledge they take a journey into space to observe the Earth, Mars and Saturn. Their journey is not all plain sailing and we share some of their adventures on Polaris the space submarine. Look out for numerous movie and sci-fi references!
Show duration 29min
Stars and Stories - Winter (27-29 Dec)
Learn how to spot satellites as they fly over your home and find out what planets are in the sky. Hear the story of Orion the Hunter, his faithful dogs, and Taurus the Bull and the numerous other characters, as we head into winter.
12.40pm, 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm
A chance to view the stunning views from telescopes and spacecraft of the solar system and beyond with music by Johan Monell. This show has no narration and aimed at under 8s so could be noisy.
Show duration 10min
Image of ALMA radio telescopes courtesy of ESO/T.Matsopoulos
Seasonal Stars - Winter
11.30am**, 1.30pm** 2pm, 3.35pm, 4.05pm, (**from 2 Jan)
Planetarium Show about easy-to-see objects in this season's sky; includes how to find the North Star, how to identify a satellite and find some of the seasonal constellations. Show duration 20 min* includes Journey to Infinity a trip showcasing the highlights of the Solar System and beyond.