• Planetarium and Science Building
    Planetarium and Science Building
  • Stars are beautiful
    Stars are beautiful
  • The Constellations
    The Constellations
  • Looking to the stars
    Looking to the stars


We are pleased to announce that Dr Elizabeth Tasker of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will be visiting The Planetarium on November 9th at 6 pm.  

Admission is free and open to the public, the Planetarium will open at 5:30 pm.

Dangerous Worlds

We thought the planets of our Solar System were weird worlds, until we began to see the lands harboured by our neighbouring stars. Huge Jupiters snuggle so close to their star that years, last days. Planets are resurrected around stars that have long been dead. Other worlds begin their nights with dual sunsets like Star Wars Tatooine or drown in global oceans or seas of tar. Let’s visit worlds more extreme than anything in fiction and ask if any could be called home.

Dr Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Elizabeth Tasker is an associate professor at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tokyo. Her research explores the formation of stars and planets using computer simulations to follow their evolution. She is originally from the UK, where she studied theoretical physics at Durham University and went on to gain her doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Oxford. She then went across the pond to build virtual universes as a postdoctoral fellow in the USA and Canada, before moving to Japan in 2011. Her book on exoplanets, ‘The Planet Factory’, will be published by Bloomsbury on November 7.

Join us for an evening of great opportunity.