Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle and watch
electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down into the upper
atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora
Borealis or 'Northern Lights'
Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause
displays of the Northern Lights, and how these are visible from the
ground as faint glows, coloured arcs or, at their most spectacular,
coloured rays and bands of auroral light dancing back and forth across
the night sky.
Find out when are the best times to see the Northern Lights, where the
best places are to see them, and when they might once again be visible
from Southern England.
Directions & Map.
Prices and Admission
Admission: Adults £8:00. Children 6 to 16 years £5:00.
Not Suitable for children under 6 years of age.
Duration 60min Approx
Because we are a charity run by volunteers we are only open for the
public shows from 45 minutes before the published show time. Therefore
there is no facility to accommodate casual visitors..
The seats in the main auditorium are ex-aircraft seats. Those in the
first two rows are set at a slightly reclined angle to provide the
best possible view. They can, however, be tipped forwards to enable
easier access to the rows behind when entering and leaving. The seats
in the back row do not recline. They provide a wide
view of the entire dome area, which some of our visitors prefer.
With Covid infection rates still high, we remain committed to the safety not only of our visitors but also our
team of dedicated volunteers.
If you are testing positive for Covid, or are feeling unwell, or have a persistent cough, please do
not come to the Planetarium. Email us with details of your booking and we can arrange a refund.
We have in place greatly improved ventilation and enhanced air quality, with 100 percent fresh air inside the
main auditorium, and additional professional deep cleaning of the building and seating areas on a regular
Please use hand sanitiser on entry and exercise good hand hygiene during your visit.
Those who wish to wear a face covering are very welcome.
We have now reinstalled all the seats in our main auditorium.
Patrons at public shows are free to circulate in the waiting areas and may now sit where they like in the