The Sky Before Christmas

Dates: 27th November to 23rd December 2021 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Planetarium
Duration: 20 minutes
Tickets: £3.50 plus general admission

This is your chance to travel through the night sky this festive season. You'll see exactly what the sky will look like on Christmas Eve.  Find out what Santa might see on his adventures in this exciting live show.

Ever wondered what Santa sees as he makes his festive flight through the stars every Christmas Eve? In The Sky Before Christmas, you'll discover the stars and constellations that will put on a show on Christmas Eve. Then you'll zoom off into space to experience the amazing scale of the Solar System as our fun and friendly presenter explores the planets that join us as we orbit the sun.

Accessibility information for The Sky Before Christmas 

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. 

The Sky Before Christmas 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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