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

06/10/2022 7:00pm

Charlatan

Join us in the planetarium for a breath-taking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities, set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties. Charlatan is a loose biopic of gay herbalist Jan Mikolášek, who was targeted by the state for his non-conformist practice.

Certificate: 15 | Runtime: 1hr 58m

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.

07/10/2022 7:00pm

First Fridays – The Night Sky in October

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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20/10/2022 7:00pm

Eclipses and new views of the Sun’s hot atmosphere

If conditions are right, Kirkcudbright will witness a partial solar eclipse on the morning of 25th October.

To learn more about these astronomical events, coronal light and solar physics in general, come along to this fascinating talk by Dr. Iain Hannah, a Senior Lecturer and former Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.

Dr Hannah’s research is focused on the Sun’s atmosphere and how energy is explosively released during solar flares, using data from a variety of NASA, ESA and JAXA satellites.

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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21/10/2022 5:00pm

The Hundred-Foot Journey

As part of Kirkcudbright Food Festival we are screening the hundred-food Journey,  an enchanting film about family solidarity and the soulful dimensions of cooking.

A chef and his family leave India to open an eatery in the south of France, where they clash with the haughty restaurateur across the street.

Certificate: PG | Runtime: 2hr 2m

Booking is essential.

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

22/10/2022 5:00pm

Chef

As part of Kirkcudbright Food Festival we are screening Chef. The film is affable and affectionate celebration of food, friendship and familial love.

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Certificate: 15 | Runtime: 1hr 54m

Booking is essential.

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

03/11/2022 7:00pm

Minari

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us. Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks. Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Certificate: PG-13 | Runtime: 1hr 55m

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.

04/11/2022 7:00pm

First Fridays – The Night Sky in November

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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17/11/2022 7:00pm

Dark Side of the Universe

We live in a strange universe in which less than 5% of matter and energy exists in the form of atoms, while the other 95% is made up of mysterious “dark matter” and “dark energy”. The exact nature of the dark side of the universe is one of the biggest unanswered puzzles in science, and a topic of international science collaboration in which the UK plays a pivotal role.

Curious about the distant and uncharted realms of our Universe? Join Prof Hendry, Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Glasgow, as he explores the Dark Side of the Universe.

Martin Hendry is Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Glasgow and is a passionate advocate for STEM education and science engagement 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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01/12/2022 7:00pm

Talking About Trees

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.

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