Silver Screen Science Fiction

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Event type: 
Date and time: 
Monthly
Price: 
Adult: £10.30 | Concession: £9.30 | Child: £8.20
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates
10% members discount

Enjoy screenings of vintage, cult and blockbuster sci-fi movies in our planetarium, followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer.

 


Attack the block 

18 August | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker star in this instant cult classic written and directed by Joe Cornish. After crash landing in a South London estate, vicious and near- invisible beasts from space stalk the residents. However they are prepared to fight back... and then some. After the screening, Royal Observatory astronomer Dr. Ed Bloomer will talk about some of the science fact behind the fiction, including near-invisible materials and echolocation. This event is part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's 'Universe Unseen' season (April - September 2018).

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Film runtime: 1hr 28mins

Film rating: 15

Drinks and confectionary available at the ticket desk before the film starts.

 


The Theory of Everything

15 September | 6:45pm - 9:30pm

This year saw the sad news of the passing of world-renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. In a tribute to Prof. Hawking, the Royal Observatory is screening the last, and perhaps best, onscreen dramatisation of his life story. In an Oscar-winning performance Eddie Redmayne inhabits Prof. Hawking's professional and personal character to stunning effect. The performance clearly made a big impact on the man himself as he is quoted as saying: "At times, I thought he was me." After the screening Royal Observatory astronomer Dhara, Patel will look back at Professor Hawking's career and his lasting legacy in astrophysics research. This event is part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's 'Universe Unseen' season (April - September 2018)

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Film runtime: 2hr 03mins

Film Rating: 12A.

Drinks and confectionary available at the ticket desk before the film starts.