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

01/06/2024 2:00pm

Sci-Club (Years P4-P7) 1st June 2pm

Sci-Club
P4-P7
2pm-4pm
FREE

This month at Sci-Club, in honour of International Dinosaur Day, we will be discussing the fossils of creatures that roamed the Earth  millennia ago.

The P4-P7 group will be looking at fossil excavations, where fossils are found and how they are formed. This will be part of our Dino Day experience, with a chance to view and handle a selection of fossils kindly provided by Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura.

Parents are welcome to stay but please only book for the number of children attending.

14/06/2024 7:00pm

Exploring Saturn: The Cassini-Huygens Mission 14th June 7pm

Exploring Saturn: The Cassini-Huygens Mission
19:00-20:00
£8 Adult
£4 16 & UnderJoin us to explore some of Cassini’s discoveries and stunning images of the beautiful planet, rings, and moons that the spacecraft sent back to Earth. The Cassini-Huygens was the fourth space probe to visit Saturn, this incredible mission was the first to enter the planet’s orbit where it studied Saturns rings and surrounding moons from 2004 to 2017.  The Huygens probe was the furthest landing in our solar system when it landed on Saturn’s moon Titan.

15/06/2024 2:00pm

Sci-Club (Years S1-S4) 15th June 2pm

Sci-Club
S1 -S4
2pm-4pm
FREE

This month at Sci-Club, in honour of International Dinosaur Day, we will be discussing the fossils of creatures that roamed the Earth  millennia ago. The S1-S4 group will go more in-depth into the layers of rock, how fossils form and how we can find them. This will be part of our Dino Day experience, with a chance to view and handle a selection of fossils kindly provided by Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura.

Parents are welcome to stay but please only book for the number of children attending

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