A cauldron of stars. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

World Space Week

Make Glasgow Science Centre your launchpad for World Space Week

Join us for a series of cosmic events taking place in The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre between 4 and 10 October 2019 and participate in the world's largest space event.

Our fulldome digital planetarium allows you to experience the wonders of the universe by taking an incredible journey through the solar system and beyond to the stars and galaxies. You can even experience incredible art, music and film.

Read on to discover what's on during World Space Week...

Planetarium Lates

7pm - 8pm, 5 October

Celebrate World Space Week with a musical twist to Planetarium Lates! Enjoy the stunning Planets 360 - Modern version, an incredible reworking of Gustav Holst's classic, followed by a presenter-led tour of the cosmos to explore all that's new and exciting in astronomy. Ages 8 years and over.

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The Planets 360

Various times, 5 and 19 October

100 years ago in London, Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite was performed for the first time by the Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult. 100 years later, the team at NSC Creative and the Philharmonia Orchestra have completely reimagined the suite as an immersive sonic experience. We are delighted to be showing each of the Planets 360 – Classic and Modern versions in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, individually and as a double bill. Come and enjoy these screenings of two different and equally enthralling versions this October. Most suitable for those aged 8 years and over.

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We Are Aliens

2.40pm, Every day except 5 October

Are we alone? Is it possible to find life beyond earth? Take a journey to find out in this Rupert Grint narrated 360° Planetarium film from the award-winning NSC Creative team. Suitable for all ages.

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Space Explorers

3.20pm, Every day except 7 and 10 October

The perfect show for younger visitors to our new digital planetarium. Explore the night sky and take a trip to the Moon before flying through the solar system to see a planet up close. Ideal for families with children aged 7 and under.

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Wonders of The Night Sky

Various times, Every day

Take a dramatic tour of our solar system, from the International Space Station to distant planets, and then head into interstellar space as we explore our galaxy and our place in the cosmos. Perfect for families with children aged 8 years and older.

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Every day at Glasgow Science Centre is a day to experience space!

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