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.

Cosmic Safari (Subtitled)


Take a trip into the imagination of scientists to see what alien life could look like on worlds very different from our own.
Show duration 23min

Space Gazers

12.40pm, 2.30pm

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 - Summer

2noon, 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 exploring how the Sun affects the Earth and how scientists observe our nearest star.

Two Small Pieces of Glass


While attending a local star party, two teenagers learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the Universe.
Show duration 25min

Programme subject to change owing to group bookings