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Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium

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“It’s like taking the best high definition cinema screen, wrapping yourself in it, adding great surround sound and an awesome storyline and amazing images.”


When you buy a ticket to the National Space Centre you will also be able to see one of our award winning planetarium shows at no extra cost.

Each show combines the latest edge-blended video technologies, sound and computer animation to immerse you in a full 360º fulldome cinema experience. 


The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is the largest in the UK and was opened in 2012 by the astronomy hero Sir Patrick Moore to a packed house.Smiley


 

Now Showing: 'We Are Stars!', narrated by Andy Serkis

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The National Space Centre has launched a brand new planetarium show, from the multi-award winning NSC Creative.

Sit back and explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins, in the comfort of the UK's largest planetarium.

Discover what we are made of, where we come from and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.

Narrated by Andy Serkis, this new show will be available to all visitors of the National Space Centre, included in all day ticket entry.

 


 

Additional Shows:

At weekends, we show a range of additional shows, from our presenter-led Tour of the Night Sky to Back to the Moon for Good, the latest show produced by our award-winning in-house team, NSC Creative.

January - April

10.30 We Are Stars
11.10 We Are Stars
11.50 Big
12.30 We Are Stars
13.10 Astronaut
13.50 We Are Stars
15.10 We Are Stars
15.50 We Are Stars

Please note, no additional shows on 31st Jan/1st Feb, 14th – 22nd Feb, 7th/8th March, 28th March – 19th April

 

May - August

10.30 We Are Stars
11.10 We Are Stars
11.50 Stars
12.30 We Are Stars
13.10 Astronaut
13.50 We Are Stars
15.10 We Are Stars
15.50 We Are Stars

Please note, no additional shows on 9th/10th May, 23rd May - 31st May, 27th/28th June

September - December

10.30 We Are Stars
11.10 We Are Stars
11.50 We Are Astronomers
12.30 We Are Stars
13.10 Astronaut
13.50 We Are Stars
15.10 We Are Stars
15.50 We Are Stars

Please note, no additional shows on 19th/20th Sept, 17th Oct. – 1st Nov, 28th/29th Nov, 19th Dec. – 27th Dec


Additional Show: 14:30 - Tour of the Night Sky is a presenter led, 360 degree tour of the stars, planets and constellations that can be seen in the night sky tonight. The show is subject to availability, so please ask upon your arrival.

  • Please note that free entry to the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is only available on your first visit. Any Annual Pass holders can purchase a ticket to additional shows.
  • 'We Are Stars!' is just one of the award winning shows made in-house at the National Space Centre by NSC Creative.
  • Other shows are available on selected dates throughout the year at an additional cost. Please ask on arrival.