PLAN YOUR MISSION

PLAN YOUR MISSION

EVENTS AT THE DARK SKY PLANETARIUM

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

01/12/2022 7:00pm

Talking About Trees

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

Four veteran members of the Sudanese Film Club embark on a journey in which they aim to revive an old cinema to bring cinemagoing culture back to their country. In the crisis-ridden country, the four friends encounter insurmountable resistance.

Certificate: PG | Runtime: 1hr 35m

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.

02/12/2022 7:00pm

First Fridays – The Night Sky in December

Join the Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium team to explore what will be visible on a clear night from Kirkcudbright this month. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with space related headlines.

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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15/12/2022 4:00pm

Maxwell’s Music – Afternoon Concert by Wendy Stewart

Local harper Wendy Stewart will perform music inspired by science and the environment on acoustic and electroharp, including a piece reflecting on the life of James Clerk Maxwell, the Scottish mathematician and natural philosopher who inspired Einstein.

Join us in the dome to hear the beautiful sounds of the harp against a backdrop of star and sky. Drift away in this atmospheric setting to the tunes and harmonies of Wendy`s universe, and explore her creative ideas from standing waves to cosmic strings.

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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15/12/2022 7:00pm

Maxwell’s Music – Evening Concert by Wendy Stewart

Local harper Wendy Stewart will perform music inspired by science and the environment on acoustic and electroharp, including a piece reflecting on the life of James Clerk Maxwell, the Scottish mathematician and natural philosopher who inspired Einstein.

Join us in the dome to hear the beautiful sounds of the harp against a backdrop of star and sky. Drift away in this atmospheric setting to the tunes and harmonies of Wendy`s universe, and explore her creative ideas from standing waves to cosmic strings.

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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05/01/2023 7:00pm

It Snows in Benidorm

After being forced to retire, Peter, a man of routines and few joys, decides to go to Benidorm to visit his brother Daniel with whom he has little contact. But when he arrives in Benidorm, Daniel seems to have vanished. Peter will then discover that his brother owns the Benidorm Club; among the dancers there is Alex, a beautiful woman with an enigmatic past, who will steal his heart. In the search of his brother, Peter will confront dangers involving real estate mafias and unpaid debts.

Certificate: 15 | Runtime: 1hr 57m

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.

06/01/2023 7:00pm

First Fridays – The Night Sky in January

Join the Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium team to explore what will be visible on a clear night from Kirkcudbright this month. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with space related headlines.

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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19/01/2023 7:00pm

Colliding Black Holes

In 2015 the gravitational wave window was opened on the Universe, allowing us to listen to the signals produced by coalescing black holes and neutrons stars. This was made possible by the amazing work of the LIGO Scientific  Collaboration which has pioneered the development of the LIGO interferometers, the world’s most sensitive length measuring devices.

Join Prof. Hammond, who led the design and installation of the mirror suspensions used in the LIGO interferometers, as he explores the technology which made the detection of gravitational waves a reality and rich data now coming out of the international network of detectors

Giles Hammond is with the Institute for Gravitational Research in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Institute of Physics and is an enthusiastic ambassador for physics through his outreach work with schools and public audiences.

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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02/02/2023 7:00pm

The Drover’s Wife – The Legend of Molly Johnson

In 1893 on an isolated property, a heavily pregnant woman and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape; her husband is gone, droving sheep in the high country. Molly then finds herself confronted by shackled Aboriginal fugitive: as an unlikely bond begins to form between them, secrets unravel about her true identity. Meanwhile, realising Molly’s husband is missing, new town lawman Nate Clintoff becomes suspicious and sends his constable to investigate. The deadly encounter between Molly, Yadaka and the constable results in a tragic chain of events with Molly becoming a symbol of feminism and anti-racism.

Certificate: 15 | Runtime: 1hr 49m

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.

03/02/2023 7:00pm

First Fridays – The Night Sky in February

Join the Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium team to explore what will be visible on a clear night from Kirkcudbright this month. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with space related headlines.

Booking is essential.

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

Supported by

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