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Distant Worlds (exoplanets) & Alien Life

Monday 26th October, 3:30pm

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Limited Seating During Coronavirus

Audience numbers limited due to Social Distancing requirements. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before advertised showtime because it now takes longer to load the auditorium.

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About This Show

Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets , or 'exoplanets': for short.

Many of the new planets found to date are giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System. But astronomers are now beginning to find much smaller planets, and the discovery of other 'earth-like'. planets must surely happen soon.

Could some of these distant planets exist in similar conditions to Earth - and even carry forms of life?

What would this alien life be like? Images of 'little green men' abound in the imagination, but the greatest surprise might be to find that life on other worlds may in many ways not be so different from our own.

Come to the Planetarium to find out about the very discoveries and the exciting possibilities for the existence of Earth-like worlds Earth-like worlds beyond our Solar System, and the alien life that may inhabit them.

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Important Information

  • Admission: Adults £7:00. Children 6 to 16 years £5:00.
  • Not Suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Duration 60min Approx
  • Opening Times: 45 minutes before the show.

Accessibility

To ensure that you have the best possible experience, please inform us in advance about any disability needs for assistance or special requirements. More about Accessibility here

mask Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt. Under new Government guidelines, family groups attending shows must be six persons or fewer, including children.

Please read our Coronavirus information below

Cancellations

cancellations must be received at least 24 hours before the booked show date and time in order to receive a refund or make an alternative booking

Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, by making a booking, you as ticket holders agree to comply with the safetymeasures set out in the 'Our Response to Coronavirus document'

The video below explains the measures we have taken to make the Planetarium ‘COVID-Secure’.