Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium

A spiral galaxy

Please note, to allow us to upgrade to our new system the planetarium is closed.

Fulldome digital planetarium- coming late summer 2015

You will soon be able to explore the entire cosmos faster than the speed of light from the comfort of the Science Centre as we upgrade our planetarium to a state of the art fulldome digital system. We will take you on journeys through the solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Opening in late summer 2015, the new planetarium will offer a truly out of this world experience.

The digital system will allow for a deeper exploration of our place in space. The upgrade will bring the planetarium up to the modern age and allow us to see our universe in three dimensions as audiences are transported to any point in the known universe!

The new digital system will allow you to explore the universe like never before. We will take seconds to take you to places in space that would take the fastest spacecraft ever built 40,000 years to reach!

We will still present both education and public shows and will also offer adult learners in-depth explorations of our cosmos in a programme of evening lectures and night classes.

As well as expert led astronomy shows, the new system will show spectacular fulldome films. In contrast to a cinema screen, the films will be displayed 360° across the 15-metre hemispherical dome of the planetarium giving a truly immersive experience. Google’s “Back to the Moon for Good”, narrated by Tim Allen- the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s Toy Story- will be amongst the first fulldome films shown at the planetarium.

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