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Planetarium

Planetarium
The planetarium will be closed from 1.30pm - 3.30pm on Thursday 31 July for a wedding ceremony.

The Life Science Centre is home to the most popular planetarium in Britain, and with its reclining seats, it's probably the comfiest too!

Life’s planetarium offers a mix of traditional planetarium shows and creative animated films to explore the wonders of our world. We have films especially for under 7s, and for the amateur astronomers among you, our Live Skies presenter-led planetarium shows offer the chance to learn about what's happening locally in the night sky.

We also have a range of special curriculum-linked planetarium workshops for schools and other groups.

A great place to learn about space ans astronomy: from stars, planets and the solar system, to distant galaxies and comets.

Please note that during term time before 2pm the planetarium can be busy with school visits and some of the scheduled shows may not be available. To avoid disappointment, please call us on the day of your visit.

The planetarium is equipped with an analogue induction loop and has spaces for wheelchairs.

During very busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium, Science Theatre and Motion Ride once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.

 
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Back to the Moon for Good
15 February 2014 - 31 December 2014
Included in Science Centre admission

40 years ago, we left the moon never to return. Until now.

Little Bear
daily 7 May 2014 - 29 March 2015
Included in Science Centre admission

Our little bear explores animal patterns in the night sky.

Space Night: Black Holes
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
£3 per person

Jenny Greene will lecture on her cutting-edge research into supermassive black holes and Gary Fildes on cosmology research from Kielder Observatory.

 Space: a Beginner's Guide
daily 13 September 2014 - 31 December 2014
Included in Science Centre admission

Explore the universe, comets and black holes.

Live Skies
Daily
Included in Science Centre admission

Live planetarium shows led by Life's Science Explainers.

Key
TTeens AAdults* FFamilies GGroups CChildren (7-12) YYoung Explorers* UUniforms* SSchools PPre-school
*18+
*Under 7s
*Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts