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Planetarium

In summer 2020 our ShowDome auditorium was transformed into a fully digital state-of-the-art 360° planetarium. Brand new software and projectors will now allow us to develop the highest quality, presenter-led content on a wide variety of STEM topics – accessing databases from the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

From 19/04/2021 you can book tickets to attend a planetarium show as part of your visit to Dynamic Earth.

View our Planetarium Schedule

  • NEW: You Are Here

Come with us on a dramatic journey to the very edge of our solar system and back.

In real-time we'll be seeing the boundaries human exploration and following in the footsteps of some very special space missions.Our beginner-friendly space-cruise is a chance for some cosmic perspective in this topsy-turvy time and also a handy wee reminder that: You. Are. Here. 

There will be time to chat with our resident astronomer, Dr Alastair Bruce, after the show too - we hope you'll join us for the ride!

 

  • Capcom Go! The Apollo Story

50 years after the first Moon Landing, this brand new film tells the story of the Apollo space programme, one of humankind's greatest achievements.  

 

  • Supervolcanoes

Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune's frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter's moon Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?

 

  • We Are Stars 

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.

 

*Schedule subject to our opening hours