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
Back to the Moon for Good
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires. The show is a 360degree fulldome film show produced by NSC Creative
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.
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Show produced by Michigan Science Centre.
Show duration 20min, most suitable for ages 5+
Programme subject to change owing to group bookings