Greenwich Planetarium – London
WHEN I VISITED THE CINEMA IN PETER HARRISON GREENWICH PLANETARIUM, LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED. IT WAS ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO. TODAY WENT HERE AGAIN AND WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THIS AWESOME PLACE.
During my first visit to Peter Harrison Greenwich Planetarium I was surprised not only by unusual dome shaped screen but also by chairs which let us lie down during the show. Although the screen is no different to a normal cinema screen, it’s shape and your position gives you an impression of 3D depth and possibly make you a bit dizzy – depending on the effects 🙂
All the moves you can watch here are about the universe, planets and stars. In the first show I have seen called “The Sky Tonight” we saw how the sky in London looks like “today” and how it looks like when we remove the smog and pollution. The difference is huge! We have such an amazing view of the sky but can’t see it because of the pollution! This comparison really gives something to think about!
Above, you can see a photo from the Planetarium’s website – we where asked to not take photos during the show. Why?
At the very beginning when we came walked in we noticed dim lighting. When everybody sat down lights were switched off for a few minutes to allow our eyes to get used to the darkness. If you try to taking a photo during the show you will blind not only yourself but also all people around you which will destroy the whole experience.
The shows are usually 30 min long an various times of the day. The best way to buy tickets and book your seat is online HERE (where you can also chose the day, hour and what show you would like to see). You can also buy tickets just before the show in the planetarium but there is no guarantee there will be any free seats. We have booked the ticket one day before the show. On the weekends and bank holidays tickets disappear very quickly! The cost of one ticket is about 7.50 £ (students, kids, groups and families have a discounts).
In Royal Obserwatory Greenwich you can also find museums, “the meridian” and amazing gardens where you can have a rest!
Photos : Me
Let me know what do you think about this place and if you visited the planetarium already?