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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Immersive Experiences – Planetarium
Immersive Experiences are bringing their award-winning planetarium to Wimbledon!
Join Wimbledon Library as they delve into the depths of space, walk with dinosaurs and go inside the cells of your body. A truly immersive experience, inside a stunning 360 immersive theatre dome. Touch real meteorites and even dress up like a real astronaut for the day!
IMPORTANT! Please note the below when booking:
- Key Stage (KS)/age suitability for the shows
- Average length of the shows is 25-30min
- Maximun number of tickets per order is 4
- You need to buy a ticket for each person attending
- You can buy tickets for more than one show
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOWS, TIMES AND AGE SUITABILITY:
SHOW 1: 10am-10.25am Astronaut
The exploration of Space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?
Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer Space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.
Suitable for KS 2-4 /general audiences
SHOW 2: 10.35am-11.05am Dinosaurs at Dusk – the Origins of Flight
Travel back in time through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods in search of the ancestors of modern-day birds, the feathered dinosaurs.
Join a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly, as they travel back in time navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with dinosaurs in search for clues on the origins of flight.
Suitable for KS2-5 / General audiences (ages 6+)
SHOW 3: 11.15am – 11.45am Dynamic Earth
Stunning 360° film exploring the inner workings of global climate, using rich visualisations based on satellite data and advanced supercomputer simulations.
Follow a trail of energy from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere.Ride along swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.
Suitable for Upper KS2 & KS3-5 / Adults
SHOW 4: 11.50pm-12.20pm We Are Stars
An exhilarating journey through time and space in search of our origins. Where did the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies come from?Witness the greatest story ever told, spanning billions of years from the Big Bang to the modern day. Follow the thread that connects each one of us to the beginning of the Universe.We Are Stars covers the appearance of hydrogen, nuclear fusion in stars, formation of our Solar System and the origin and evolution of life.
Suitable for KS3 – KS5 / Familes / Adults
SHOW 5: 12.30pm-12.55pm Flight Adventures
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like YOU!
Suitable for all ages
SHOW 6: 1.05pm-1.30pm Fractals!
Fractals are never-ending patterns representing algebraic equations. When animated and projected in 360˚ they take audiences on dazzling journeys in and out of infinity. All ages will love the dramatic immersive experience of zooming into patterns smaller than atoms or bigger than the Universe!
Suitable for KS 3-5 / General audiences
SHOW 7: 1.40pm-2.10pm Cell! Cell! Cell!
Join Sooki and Raj on an adventure to explore the human body as they use a series of fantastic instruments to peer inside complex living cells.
Dive with them into the busy, complex world of living cells, see microscopic ‘alien trees’ and ‘wriggling slugs’ as they move across the giant 360˚screen. Uncover the mystery of DNA and discover how we all began as a single, tiny cell.
PLEASE NOTE: includes scenes of sperm-egg fertilisation (10:10-11:45min) and foetal development (12:30-17:40min).
Suitable for KS3-5 / Adults
SHOW 8: 2.20pm-2.50pm Phantom of the Universe
From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent cosmos, Phantom of the Universe is designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter.
Suitable for KS4 – 5 / Adults
3.00-3.25pm We Are Astronomers
Do you know what an astronomer does? Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.
Suitable for KS3 – KS5 / Families / Adults
3.35-4pm We Are Aliens
Join scientists in the hunt for real aliens. How do we know which planets could harbour life? What are the requirements for life? Discover how robots are programmed to fly to alien worlds, land on their own and then are driven by remote control from Earth.
Suitable for KS2 – KS5 / Familes / Adults