Stardome Observatory

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Prepare to be amazed as your guide takes you on an unforgettable tour of our universe!

See the Universe recreated in front of your eyes from the comfort of your reclining seat inside the Planetarium theatre, day or night, rain or shine. Incredible digital projections of stars and planets come to life on the giant domed screen above you with beautiful clarity.

Our Planetarium shows run every night of the week except Mondays, and change regularly so there’s always something new to see.

Evening shows all include courtyard telescope viewing (weather permitting).

We provide telescopes for public viewing outside Stardome every night subject to suitable sky conditions, and except Monday evenings when Stardome is closed. Telescopes are complimentary after the 7pm, 8pm and 9pm shows over winter and after the 8pm & 9pm shows over summer. Courtyard telescopes are operated by experienced staff who can show you beautiful stars, planets, star clusters and nebulae.

The large Zeiss telescope in the beautiful copper observatory dome is also open for public presentations every Thursday, Friday and Saturday after the 8pm show, subject to suitable sky conditions.

Bookings are essential for planetarium shows and Zeiss telescope experience.