After Dark: adults only

Next dates: Tues 16 Sept, Weds 15 Oct, Thurs 6 Nov, Tues 2 Dec

    

Visit the planetarium, play about in the exhibition after the kids have gone home and enjoy a meal at the cafe. Activities run throughout the evening so no problem if you cannot arrive for 6pm or need to leave early.

Tickets: £10/£8; includes one planetarium show and entry to the centre. Add the other show for just +£2.

Teachers: free entry (includes one show); send requests in advance by email using your school/college email address. To be sure of getting a place, please try to email at least two working days before the date of the event you would like to attend.

Online booking (if you want to see both shows, add the second on the next page)

Telephone bookings (01962) 891925. Please have your credit/debit card ready. If the front desk is too busy for staff to answer your call straight away you can leave your number and they will call you back. 

Strictly ages 18yr+ (if you're lucky enough to look younger, please bring ID).

Autumn schedule:

5:00pm

Upstairs exhibition and Shop open until 9:20pm

5:30pm

Chompers Cafe open until 9pm serving hot and cold food, including the famous Chompers Curry special!

16 September - curry special (inc vegetarian option) £6.95

15 October - curry special (inc vegetarian option) £6.95

6:00pm

Downstairs exhibition with special displays/activities open until 9:20pm. 

6:30pm

Planetarium presenter-led show: Flight Through the Universe (40min)

A guided flight through a beautiful three dimensional virtual model of the known Universe; a journey to remember. If you only see one planetarium show in your life, make it this one.

 
"Thanks for a great evening of Science! Especially our guide through the universe - she totally rocked!" - @hungrywomenblog

8:30pm

 

 

Planetarium 360o fulldome films:

16 September: We are Astronomers

15 October: Black Holes

6 November: to be confirmed

2 December: to be confirmed

9:00pm Cafe closes
9:20pm Downstairs exhibition and Shop close
9:20pm

Planetarium presenter-led show: Flight Through the Universe (40min)

A guided flight through a beautiful three dimensional virtual model of the known Universe; a journey to remember. If you only see one planetarium show in your life, make it this one.

10:00pm End of event: upstairs exhibition and building closes.

Feedback from our visitors:

I came last night to the adults only evening.  I just wanted to say a huge thank you. It was absolutely brilliant fun, feeling like a kid again and very informative. The staff were so enthusiastic. I will most definitely be coming again, telling all my friends and even bringing my son on a non-adults evening. (Sophie, by email)

Came to last week's adult evening as my Birthday treat. Now OH, who came with me, is taking up Astronomy as their own hobby!  (@RiK_Tripp, by twitter)

Visited the first 'Adults Only' evening. Had an absolutely super time, without feeling that "kids should go first!" We will be back and bring some of our friends. I loved the planetarium show and hope to meet some like minded people. 11 out of 10! :)    (from anonymous feedback form)

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