Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has always been in the news. First there was the small error in the shape of the main mirror and the amazing corrective optics fitted by the crew on a Space Shuttle flight. Then we had stunning images of planets, stars and galaxies as Hubble got about its business of exploring the cosmos. It helped to determine the precise age of the Universe, caught exploding supernovae, showed the Universe as an evolving entity, and helped make the first direct measurement of chemical elements on exoplanets.
To commemorate this 25th anniversary the Planetarium will be giving over an entire weekend to special shows about Hubble and its work, entitled “Amazing, Beautiful, Crazy: The Universe as revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope”.
Hubble’s vantage point in orbit, 610 km above the Earth’s surface, clear of our planet’s image-distorting atmosphere, has enabled it to obtain extraordinarily detailed views of distant galaxies and galaxy clusters. As this show will explain, Hubble has peered back to the very earliest times in the history of our Universe helping us to answer important questions about the first stars and galaxies and how the Universe has evolved over time.
At the start of a Planetarium show, your eyes will take a few minutes to adapt to the dark. For this reason, latecomers cannot be admitted. To avoid this, please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.
Admission Prices: £7.00 for adults, or £5.00 for children under 16.
PLEASE NOTE that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards at present.
This show is suitable for children age 6 and upwards.
ALL SHOWS LAST ABOUT AN HOUR.
As space in our star theatre is limited, visitors for the public presentations are strongly advised to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tickets may be reserved by telephoning the Planetarium on 01243 774400, or the ticketline on 07818 297292.