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After Dark – Apollo Anniversary Special

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the momentous achievement of the 1969 Apollo mission at this special After Dark event, which includes a virtual Moon landing at 21:17 in the newly upgraded planetarium, the exact moment the Apollo astronauts touched down.

Fun Moon-themed activities will be taking place in the Invention Studio, including an opportunity to taste space food, smell the Moon and handle a little piece of the actual Moon.

The evening includes new Planetarium film show CAPCOM GO! at 19:17, exactly two hours prior to Apollo 11 touch down. This immersive fulldome documentary showcases the achievements of the Apollo project with stunning graphics.

At 21:00 our experienced presenters will take you on a live virtual space flight, which will include a Moon landing at 21:17, exactly 50 years after Apollo 11.

In addition to the planetarium shows, there’s plenty of time to explore your own curiosity in science with full access to the hands-on exhibition floors, including Explorer:Space.

The Hub Cafe & Bar will be open for drinks and light snacks.

Event Schedule:
18:00 Doors open; exhibition floors and bar open
19:17 Planetarium Show: CAPCOM GO!
21:00 Live Planetarium Show
22:00 Event ends

£12.50 per person (50% discount for Annual Pass holders).

Strictly ages 18yr+. If you’re lucky enough to look younger, please bring ID.


Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ United Kingdom