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March 1, 2020

Dark Skies Festival – Cosmos Planetarium

Gargrave Village Hall, West Street Gargrave North Yorkshire BD23 3RD United Kingdom

Discover the wonders of the night sky in Cosmos Planetarium, a state of the art, 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience. Journey through space with a Virtual Reality Headset & take part in Cosmic Crafts!

As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival and Skipton Town Hall touring programme, we bring bring the Cosmos Planetarium to Gargrave Village Hall.

Tickets are £6 per person and include a 20-30 minute show in the Planetarium. After your show there will be a chance to try out a Virtual Reality headset and take part in Cosmic Crafts. Booking is Essential. Tickets can be bought online, over the phone on 01756 792809 or by calling into our Box Office at Skipton Information & Visitor Centre on Coach Street. 

Choose from three different shows –

Ted’s Space Adventure | 20 minutes | Best for Under 5’s

Ted and best friend Plant go on an amazing fun journey around our solar system. We learn why some planets are good to live on and others not so much, we also have a cosmic sing-a-long on the way. This is perfect for a younger audience but great fun for older brothers and sisters too, must be accompanied by an adult.

We Are Aliens | 30 minutes | All Ages 

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Life, learn about extreme lifeforms on Earth and the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. On the journey we will travel to Mars with a robotic explorer, dive into a vast alien ocean and search planets orbiting other stars for signs of life.

CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story | 30 minutes | All Ages

An immersive, historical journey that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges of travelling to the Moon and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.


What is a planetarium?

A planetarium is an inflatable dome where a show is projected onto the roof.  You either sit or lie on the floor and watch the projection on the ceiling.

Is it suitable for all?

Yes, the planetarium is suitable for all ages but young children and people who are not comfortable in enclosed spaces might not like it.

It is suitable for people with mobility issues or in a wheelchair, if possible please let us know any specific requirements in when booking.

Where can I park?

Gargrave Village Hall has a large, free carpark.

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