Dates: 9th July to 11th September 2022 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Planetarium
Duration: 23 mins
Tickets: £4 plus general admission

What does it take to be a part of the most exciting journey that humans have ever been on? Let's find out what it takes to become an Astronaut!

Astronaut is a subtitled film show.

Join Chad, a test astronaut, and discover everything that space can throw at him. Experience a rocket launch from inside his body. Wow! Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space. And float around the International Space Station with him.

Accessibility information for Astronaut

The Planetarium is accessible so everyone can have a special experience here. Planetarium shows are unusual and exciting experiences.  All our shows are relaxed and fun with calm presentations. We call them 'chatterbox shows'.  If you want to call out, ask questions or swap ideas with your group about what you can see, go right ahead.

It's not super dark and you can move around, go out and come back in if you like. If you have a wheelchair, we have spaces for you to sit with seats for your family and friends. The stairs have lights to make them easy to see. 

We also have an induction loop. Sensitive to loud noises? You can borrow ear defenders from us before the show starts.




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