Solar System Stories

Dates: 28th December to 16th January 2022 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Planetarium
Duration: 30 minutes
Tickets: £3.50 plus general admission

Join us for an epic tale of space and time in this fantastic live show. Find out all about the night sky's distant past and explore parts of the Solar System that were around in the age of the dinosaurs.

Sit back and relax as we take you on an epic voyage through the stars and planets in Solar System Stories. You'll travel far back in time beneath a blanket of stars to solve the mysteries of the night sky in prehistoric times. Find out how the stars and planets have changed and what we can still see up there now.

Then it's time to hold on tight. You're going to be whisked off to enjoy an adventure through the Solar System. You'll see things that could have been viewed millions of years ago when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Are you ready for this?

Accessibility information for Solar System Stories

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. 

Solar System Stories is a presenter-led live show. We've got super 3D printed models and NASA's official tactile books. You can use them when you watch the show. 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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