The International Space Station above the Earth as viewed from within the Planetarium at GSC

The Planetarium

Connecting with the Cosmos

We are delighted to let you know that the Planetarium has reopened. We will be operating at a reduced capacity and advance booking when purchasing your Science Mall tickets online is recommended to avoid disappointment. Please note the following health & safety measures in place within the Planetarium:

  • All visitors aged 12 or over will be required to wear a face mask in the Planetarium, unless exempt.
  • We suggest that you sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Planetarium.
  • Sneeze screens have been placed in front of first row to separate the presenter and the audience.
  • Shows are running with a reduced capacity to allow a 1-metre social distance.
  • There is increased ventilation within the Planetarium.
  • Queuing for show will be in the Space Zone, which is clearly marked to maintain a 1-metre social distance. Staff will be on hand to help before shows.
  • On entry to the Planetarium, you will be seated by staff to ensure a 1-metre distance is maintained between households once seated. We appreciate your patience while everyone is seated.

What is The Planetarium?

The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre is a spectacular state-of-the-art fulldome digital projection system. In our live presenter-led shows, piloted by our expert team of astronomers and science bods, we’ll take you on fantastic journeys through the solar system, into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond… it’s a truly out of this world experience.

You can also enjoy spectacular fulldome films, displayed 360° across the 15-metre hemispherical dome of the Planetarium giving a truly immersive experience. Watch "We Are Aliens", narrated by Rupert Grint.

Marvel at our Space Zone while you wait to board the Planetarium and lift off into the cosmos for the journey of a lifetime.

Please note: Ten individual hearing loops are available in the Planetarium. Please speak to a member of staff if this would help you enjoy your experience.

Follow @GSCPlanetarium on Twitter for the latest news and space chat from the planetarium team.

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