London Planetarium

The London Planetarium is about to close its doors and start showing shows about a different type of star; the Posh & Becks variety. Apparently, as a parting gift, the London Planetarium is offering free entry until it closes its doors this Sunday 30th April. After that it will be closed for six weeks so that the changes can be made. Rather bizarrely, the article that I linked to (via Peter) claims that the planetarium is "one of London’s most popular attractions", happily contradicting the claim by the planetarium's managers who said that the closure was "the result of falling visitor numbers". For more on the closure see the BBC video report which interviews the aptly named Diane Moon.

If you live in London this may be your last chance to visit a planetarium until the new Peter Harrison Planetarium is opened at Royal Observatory, Greenwich in spring next year.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 26th Apr 2006 (22:11 UTC) | Permalink
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