Planetarium Programme

The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre uses a spectacular state-of-the-art fulldome digital projection system to take you on a truly out of this world experience with presenter-led star shows and also now incredible fulldome films.

Our public programme runs on weekday afternoons, weekends and holidays.

Star Shows

Space Explorers

The perfect show for younger visitors to our new digital planetarium. Explore the night sky and take a trip to the Moon before flying through the solar system to see a planet up close.

Wonders of the Night Sky

Take a dramatic tour of our solar system, from the International Space Station to distant planets, and then head off into interstellar space as we explore our galaxy and our place in the cosmos.

Cosmic Visions: Astronomy Photographer of the Year

This live fulldome planetarium show is a celebration of the most spectacular visions of the cosmos. Astrophotographers from around the world enter the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, and in this show you can see some of the very best pictures ever taken of our universe.

The show will be narrated live by one of our astronomers, who will then take you on a tour of the night sky. This year's competition opens on 29 February, with a submission deadline of 14 April. Will you take part? Might you be this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year? (Suitable for ages 7+)


Full Dome Films

We are Aliens

Are we alone? Is it possible to find life beyond earth? Take a journey to find out in this Rupert Grint narrated 360° Planetarium film from the award-winning NSC Creative team.

We Are Aliens! Teaser v02 - 16x9 2D from NSC Creative on Vimeo.


Back to the Moon for Good

Narrated by Tim Allen, this is a complete behind-the-scenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivised prize in history.

Google Lunar XPRIZE - Dome Show Trailer


Cell! Cell! Cell!

This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are.

Cell! Cell! Cell! Trailer v01 - 16x9 from NSC Creative on Vimeo.


Back to Planetarium

The David Elder Lectures

  • Lecture Series

    A series of talks in the Planetarium from expert astronomers

  • The Bequest

    Learn about the 'father of marine engineering on the clyde'

  • Past lectures

    Explore previous talks and speakers


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