There is usually a variety of planetarium shows throughout the day. 

Planetarium shows are £2.50 per person in addition to the Thinktank admission price. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.

Shows being shown this season are listed below.  Check on the day for exact shows and timings

Tonight’s Sky

Discover wonderful things visible to the naked eye in the sky above your home tonight. Learn to tell the difference between stars and planets; marvel at fascinating facts about our place in the Cosmos and much more.
Presenter-led show, Show duration 25 minutes.

We are Aliens

Join scientists in the hunt for real aliens. How do we know which planets could harbour life? What are the requirements for life? Discover how robots are cleverly programmed to fly to alien worlds, land on their own and are then driven by remote control from Earth.Will we ever encounter intelligent life in our galaxy or are we perhaps alone in the Universe? Narrated by Rupert Grint
Automated Show, show duration 25min.

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.Particularly suitable for children 4 to 9 years of age, yet educational for the whole family.
Automated Show, show duration 25min

Solar System Adventure (Oct half-term week)

Explore the many wonders within the Solar System, from the inner planets, to the majestic Jupiter and Saturn. Join this adventure to fly through the rings of Saturn, and over the vast canyons of the planet Mars. Produced by RSA Cosmos
Automated Show, Show duration 10min

Destination Space: ISS

Take a tour of the International Space Station, narrated by Tim Peake
Automated Show, show duration 10min

The Hot and Energetic Universe

The achievements of modern astronomy are revealed though Immersive Visualisations and real images, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to High Energy Astrophysics.  High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. These radiations reveal the processes in the hot and violent universe providing important information about our own galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation.
Automated Show, Show duration 29min, Ages 7+

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