Although it will still be light outside you will be plunged into darkness to witness some of the most magnificent sights of our awesome night sky in a fantastic, planetarium show in our inflatable dome. Please note that if the weather is particularly windy the planetarium show will be in one of our magnificent telescope domes which is on the first floor and only accessed by 2 flights of stairs. Please contact The Centre if you have any mobility issues.
The planetarium shows will be:
- June 29th: 5.45pm; 6.45pm; 7.45pm; 8.45pm
- July 27th: 5.45pm; 6.45pm; 7.45pm; 8.45pm
If you have a preference, please let us know which show you would like to attend in the special requirements section when you make your online booking. Otherwise you will be allocated a specific time and we will confirm this via email.
All the exhibits will be available both indoors and outside plus the shop, cafe and our outdoor catering van, the Launch Box will also be open.
The Launch box will be serving:
- Hot dogs
- Falafel burgers
The Launch Box will be open from 5.30 -7.30pm ONLY.
You can pre-order food in advance by calling us on 01323 832731. Our cafe will also be open serving hot/cold drinks and snacks.
Gates open at 5.30pm and while you do not need to be on site at 5.30pm, please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your planetarium show because we won't be able to squeeze you in to a different show. Gates will close at 7pm.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot admit under 4s to this event.
By booking this event you agree to our refund and cancellation policy.
While the Centre makes every effort to accomodate wheel chair users and others with mobility issues, by virtue of the nature of the building (grade II* listed), the telescopes are accessed by steep narrow stairs and the tour of the Domes (with or without viewing) takes you into these domes. If you require further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If using Sat Nav, please use ‘Wartling Road’ and NOT our postcode.
PARKING: There is ample free parking on the grassed car park in front of The Centre.
If you are a blue badge holder, there are 5 parking bays available at the back of the science centre, adjacent to our ramped entrance. Please note that by virtue of the historic nature of the building, the domes are accessed by steep narrow stairs.
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