Peter Harrison Planetarium, London

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The Peter Harrison Planetarium is a 120-seat digital laser planetarium, situated in Greenwich Park, London and is part of the National Maritime Museum. It opened on May 25, 2007.The planetarium uses Digistar 3 software with blue, red and green lasers and grating light valve (GLV) technology to create a 4,000 pixel strip. This strip is swept to produce a 5,000 by 4,000 pixel image, refreshed 60 times per second. The image is projected through a fisheye lens onto the dome of the planetarium.This planetarium is housed inside a 45-ton bronze-clad truncated cone, tilted at 51.5o to the horizontal (the latitude of Greenwich), and stands parallel to (but 50 metres east of) the prime meridian. It was conceived under the then Director, Roy Clare CBE, as the centrepiece of the "Time and Space" project, a £17.7m re-development of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and funded with a £3.25m grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I live locally and, whilst I've often visited Greenwich Park (best view in London) and the free exhibits at the Observatory, I'd never been to the Planetarium so decided to visit with friends when I h...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We went to see the sky at night show for my birthday. The price of the show was very fair, and despite some slightly negative reviews on here, I very much enjoyed it and did not think it was dull in t...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Peter Harrison Planetarium is a small planetarium and Astronomy Museum adjacent to the Royal Observatory Greenwich.. You can get a combined ticket to both. The museum is quite small. The planetari...  more »
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  • Good selection of shows. Good addition to the observsatory, which is well worth a visit, too. Nice views over Greenwich from here toward the city of London.
  • I love watching the shows there is a show for all ages and definitely worth the experience. There is a bit of information and space , I do wish there was a bigger astronomy museum you leave wanting to know more.
  • Perfect day out for the family. The planetarium show was brilliant. Works well to combine with a visit to the maritime museum and park.
  • The show is excellent with easy to understand explanations, but it is not the best idea to sit in the front row. The museum has a very interactive exhibition and workshop for families. We loved it.
  • The planetarium offers interactive programs for all ages, a shop for souvenirs and different astrological tools, a cafe, etc. They often have astrophotography exhibitions or running different shows. The Planetarium is up hill and it offers a panoramic view of London. The walk in the park is great to and there plenty of museums in the area. Perfect for a weekend adventure 😉

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