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For the December/January school holidays

Michael Lion and the Star Pictures


Once upon a time a little toy lion, called Michael, and his best friend, Bertie, went on a rather magical quest. Along their way the two friends met a few interesting characters and saw some amazing sights.  But did they find what they were looking for? Join us and find out for yourself.

10 December – 12 January
Monday to Friday - 11:00, 12:00 & 15:00 (excluding 25 December)
Saturday – 12:00 & 15:30
Sunday – 12:00 & 15:30
Plus 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 January – 12:00

Especially for children aged 5 and older

Suitable for teenagers & adults

Full Circle: Star lore comes back to Africa


Will the dreaming skies of Africa finally reveal their secrets as tomorrow’s technology continues to replace yesterday’s magic? When African-based astronomy, in the form of the Square Kilometre Array, the biggest assembly of telescopes in history, looks back over immeasurable times and distances, will we finally answer the most important question ever asked: where did we come from? Or will we carry on dreaming? 

Starts 10 December
Monday to Friday – 14:00 (excluding 25 December, 1 February, 7 March)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30

Suitable for teenagers & adults 

Living Inside the Cosmic Egg


On a clear night you cannot see forever, even with the most powerful telescope imaginable. The observable universe ends abruptly at an opaque wall, created by the conditions that followed the big bang beginning. That wall appears to surround us - forming the shell of a hollow sphere, with us at the centre - a Cosmic Egg that contains everything of our universe. Generally dark inside - at least to normal eyesight - it is populated with billions of galaxies, each a gigantic city of stars in itself, each star probably having its own solar system. 
10 December – 12 January
Monday to Friday – 13:00 (excluding 25 December)

Suitable for teenagers & adults