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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 Aliens!', narrated by Rupert Grint

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'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

Are We Alone


Stills from 'We Are Aliens!'


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 Aliens
11.10 We Are Aliens
11.50 Big
12.30 We Are Aliens
13.10 Astronaut
13.50 We Are Aliens
15.10 We Are Aliens
15.50 We Are Aliens

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

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

September - December

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

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 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.