Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
“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.
Now Showing: 'We Are Aliens!', narrated by Rupert Grint
'We are Aliens!' Is the story of the most important journey humankind has ever undertaken, the search to discover if we are alone in the Universe.
The show is narrated by Rupert Grint, who the whole world has witnessed growing up as Ron Weasley in the phenomena that is Harry Potter.
Have just come home from the premier of 'We Are Aliens!' and we had a fabulous time, the show was amazing. My son's two friends haven't been there before and their mums have texted me to say they're raving about it and want to go back asap
Stills from 'We Are Aliens!'
- 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 Aliens!' 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.