There are variety of planetarium shows on throughout the weekend. Planetarium shows are £1.50 per person in addition to the Thinktank admission price. Tickets should be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.
The search for other life in the Universe begins in our imagination as we travel to undiscovered planets out in deep space.
Discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets, to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific predictions into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined
Show duration 22min
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
Earth, Moon and Sun
Coyote is a really witty creature, but a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fun and fast-paced fulldome (360˚) show exploring lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles, as well as how humans learn through space exploration.
Show duration 25min
Seasonal Stars - Summer
12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 3.30pm
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*
*20 min show includes Solar Quest: a show about the Sun and how spacecraft are used to understand its influence on Earth better.
From the Earth to the Universe
The night sky has been an inspiration for many a poet, storyteller and ancient myths, but it’s only recently we’ve begun to learn of our place in the cosmos. From Earth to the Universe, directed by Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, takes viewers on a journey from the Earth, past the planets, beyond nearby stars to the numerous galaxies that occupy our universe.
show duration 31min, Recommended ages 5+
Programme subject to change owing to group bookings