We are delighted to bring you a variety of special events, lectures, workshops, and guest talks. We will also be programming regular cinema screenings to be enjoyed in the Planetarium. Our events are designed to be enjoyed by all ages and interests.

Browse our events below and click for more details and to book tickets. Any age restrictions that may apply will be clearly stated.

Up Coming Events

03/02/2023 7:00pm

First Fridays – Beginners Guide to Stargazing in Galloway

A change to our what’s up in the night sky this month. Join the Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium team for a beginners guide to star gazing in Galloway.

We will advice you on a kit list, guide you to the best locations and give you tips to start your star gazing journey.

Booking is essential.

Please note you will be given a loyalty card which will allow you to attend your 5th event for free.

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16/02/2023 7:00pm

Galloway Astrophotography

Think you’d quite like to give astrophotography a shot? Join us in the Planetarium with a local dark sky photographer, Alistair Scobie.

From Galloway landscapes to distant galaxies, discover Alistair’s journey into astrophotography. Enjoy the incredible images he has taken from his back garden whilst learning about the process behind them.

Alistair will give you a glimpse into some of the equipment he uses to capture the beauty of our Dark Skies, from a basic digital camera to high tech kit.

This Talk is for all those interested in getting started in astrophotography (and those who want to be blown away by some epic photographs taken locally!).

Booking is essential.

Please note you will be given a loyalty card which will allow you to attend your 5th event for free.

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02/03/2023 7:00pm

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Starring Michelle Yeoh as a Chinese-American woman being audited by the Internal Revenue Service who discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from causing the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a martial arts film. No, it’s a sci-fi. Actually, it’s more like an action movie. Hang on, now it’s an animation. No wonder The New York Times’ breathless review of Everything Everywhere All at Once praised this movie as “messy and glorious…a swirl of genre anarchy”.

Certificate: 15 | Runtime: 2hr 12m

Booking is essential.

This event is part of A Window To The World,  a season of films from Driftood Cinema. It is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery Funding from the BFI.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be a standard theatre experience, this is not a fulldome film.

Light travels at 186,282 miles per second so you could go around the earth 7.5 times in 1 second!