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Countdown to launch!

14 September 2018 by Ann

It’s only three days to launch for a new programme of Planetarium shows! From Monday 17 September you can explore the mysteries of the universe and the wonders of the night sky with our mind blowing shows without leaving the comfort and safety of your seat. Our shows explain the latest scientific discoveries for young and old alike and feature current scientific research that helps us learn more about planet Earth and our universe.

For only £3 for Adults and £2 for children (aged 3+) and concessions, far less than a ticket on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflights, let us take you into space and widen your horizons.

Better still National Museums Liverpool members can now see Planetarium shows for free, just collect a ticket from the ground floor information desk on the day before you jet up to the fifth floor Space and Time gallery. 

 

Daily schedule from 17 September 2018 (click on the links for trailers)

Term Time Weekdays

Mornings schools only

2 – 2.15pm     Astronaut George

Astronaut George

 

Astronaut George investigates the best planet to live on, the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System, but most importantly will he find any alien friends to play with? Join us and find out in this inter-planetary adventure, perfect for toddlers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.30 – 3pm    From Earth to the Universe

From the earth to the universe

The night sky, has been the subject of ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. This stunning, voyage through space and time,   ideal for adults and older children.

3.15 – 3.45pm **NEW SHOW** Hot and energetic universe

Hot and energetic universe

When you look up at the night sky, everything looks peaceful, but that calm is an illusion. Showcasing imagery from the most advanced celestial observatories you will discover the violent and powerful forces that have helped build our Universe. Explore the achievements of modern astronomy with this show aimed at adults and older children.

 

 

 

4 – 4.30pm **NEW SHOW**  Phantom of the universe

A computerized rendering showing the distribution of dark matter as two galaxy clusters collide

Narrated by award winning actress Tilda Swinton, it highlights the exciting hunt for dark matter. From the time of the Big Bang and the first hints of the existence of dark matter you are taken on a scientific journey to the most sensitive dark matter detector on earth, in the depths of a former gold mine, before speeding alongside particles at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to experience the visually stunning explosions of light and sound associated with dark matter. Ideal for adults and older children.

 

10.30 – 10.40am    The Sky at Night

Our FREE Planetarium show, perfect for introducing everyone to the wonders of the universe and the immersive planetarium experience.

 

Weekends

10.30 – 10.55am    Sunstruck

Sunstruck!

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Suitable for adults  and older children.

 

 

 

11.05 -11.30am    Earth, Moon, Sun

Earth moon and sun’s Coyote

This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its neighbours. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.  Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Perfect for older school age children.

 

 

11.45am – 12.15pm **NEW SHOW** Hot and energetic universe

Hot and energetic universe

When you look up at the night sky, everything looks peaceful, but that calm is an illusion. Showcasing imagery from the most advanced celestial observatories you will discover the violent and powerful forces that have helped build our Universe. Explore the achievements of modern astronomy with this show aimed at adults and older children.

 

 

 

1.30 – 2pm    From Earth to the Universe

From the earth to the universe

The night sky, has been the subject of ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. This stunning, voyage through space and time,   ideal for adults and older children.

2.15 – 2.40pm    Astronaut George

Astronaut George

Astronaut George investigates the best planet to live on, the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System, but most importantly will he find any alien friends to play with? Join us and find out in this inter-planetary adventure, perfect for toddlers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.55 – 3.20pm    We Are Aliens

A show for school age children looking at how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe.

 

 

 

3.45 – 4.10pm **NEW SHOW** Phantom of the universe

A computerized rendering showing the distribution of dark matter as two galaxy clusters collide

Narrated by award winning actress Tilda Swinton, it highlights the exciting hunt for dark matter. From the time of the Big Bang and the first hints of the existence of dark matter you are taken on a scientific journey to the most sensitive dark matter detector on earth, in the depths of a former gold mine, before speeding alongside particles at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to experience the visually stunning explosions of light and sound associated with dark matter. Ideal for adults and older children.

 

4.25 – 4.35pm    The Sky at Night

Our FREE Planetarium show, perfect for introducing everyone to the wonders of the universe and the immersive planetarium experience.

 

Tickets cost £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and children aged 3 years and over. National Museums Liverpool members are FREE.  Be sure to buy your tickets from the ground floor information desk before you head up to the fifth floor!  For more information about visiting World Museum and all the wonderful world you can explore there check out our website.

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