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.
Wonders of the Universe
Look deep into space through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years to see the birth of the Universe.
Witness the formation of galaxies, explore some of the most astounding nebulae and astronomical objects yet discovered, and return home via a spectacular tour of our Solar System.
Show duration 25min
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
The Little Star that Could
The Little Star That Could is the story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along the way he meets other types of stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each planet is introduced with basic information about our Solar System.
Seasonal Stars - Spring
12noon, 2.30pm, 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 System Adventure: Explore the many wonders within the Solar System, from the inner planets, to the majestic Jupiter and Saturn.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016
Showcasing the shortlisted images, taken from Earth of the skies above us, which were entered into the annual competition organised by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Narration by Tom Kerss and Ed Bloomer, planetarium astronomers, discussing the images and explaining the astronomy phenomena shown.
Show duration 27min, recommended for ages 6+
Programme subject to change owing to group bookings