Planetarium Nights (16+)

Weekly trips to far-flung worlds... Click on 'more info' below to see our shows and dates!

Planetarium Nights (16+)

Every Thursday night, wander into the giant silver ball for your very own evening tour of the known universe. Our team of inspiring presenters will deliver a different show every time you visit. They'll tell different stories of ancient stargazers, fly you to far away galaxies and show you views from distant and newly discovered planets. Whether you are an amateur astronomer or completely new to stargazing, you'll be able to escape the everyday and leave inspired to discover the night sky for yourself. You can grab yourself a drink from our bar for added motion sensations and enjoy the exhibits in our space gallery beforehand.

 

Sit back and relax with a choice of shows:

Seasonal Stargazing: 

  • Gaze up at a real-time, accurate map of Bristol's night sky, to uncover what you can see that night  

  • Discover constellations and their stories that are woven into the sky 

  • Blast-off into space where you may land on planets, drift through comets or explore space-oddities

  • Come back to Earth with a new perspective on our beautiful and unique home 

Solar System Odyssey: 

  • Tailor-make your very own adventure in this unique show where the audience takes control 

  • Become scientist astronauts or space-tourists of the future as you blast off to some of the Solar System's most incredible destinations 

  • Choose from 28 epic destinations, including Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and the tail of Halley’s Comet! There are endless possibilites and adventures to be had. Which will you explore?

Exploring the Galaxy: 

  • Investigate how astronomer's use light to explore the cosmos

  • Discover how stars get their twinkle

  • View some mindboggling photographs of some of the Galaxy's most epic features

  • Fly through the Milky Way and see it like never before

 

*Brand NEW for Autumn* ... Life in the Universe 3D: 

  • Brand new and our most advanced show yet, show based on one of the questions we get asked the most... 'Is there anyone else out there?'

  • See the worlds in our Solar System that could host alien organisms, like Mars and Europa, and ponder how we might get there

  • Find out about the delicate balances that make Earth perfect for humans

  • Join the planet hunters on their quest to uncover hidden exoplanets and unlock their secrets

  • Ponder on what it would actually be like to come face-to-face with intelligent alien life - how would we react? What would it mean for humanity? 

Book your tickets here

Or call our bookings line on 0117 915 1000

Pre-show drinks will be available from the bar in the space gallery beforehand. Please arrive at least 10mins before your show starts. Entry and tills can be found at the doors behind the giant silver ball!    

 

Planetarium Nights - Summer 2019 

Date  7-7:45pm 8:15-9pm
July          18th Solar System Odyssey 3DSummer Stargazing 3D
          25thSummer Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D
August   1stSolar System Odyssey 3DSummer Stargazing 3D
          8th Summer Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D
         15th Solar System Odyssey 3D

Summer Stargazing 3D

          22ndSummer Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D

       

29thSolar System Odyssey 3D

Summer Stargazing 3D

Planetarium Nights - Autumn 2019 

Date  7-7:45pm 8:15-9pm 
September 5th Solar System Odyssey 3DAutumn Stargazing 3D
 19thAutumn Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D
 26th Solar System Odyssey 3DAutumn Stargazing 3D
  7-8pm 8:30-9:30pm
October3rd Life in the Universe 3DLife in the Universe 3D
 10thAutumn Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D
 17thSolar System Odyssey 3DAutumn Stargazing 3D
 31st Autumn Stargazing 3DLife in the Universe 3D
November7thAutumn Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D
 14thSolar System Odyssey 3DAutumn Stargazing 3D
 21stAutumn Stargazing 3DLife in the Universe 3D
 28th Autumn Stargazing 3DExploring the Galaxy 3D

 


 

When

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Where

Planetarium

Who for

16+