Dark Skies

Planetarium show

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival is all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result. What better way to explore the night sky than at the world famous Tan Hill Inn – a registered Dark Sky Discovery Site!

To kick off the Dark Skies Festival 2020 we have the FIRST PLANETARIUM show in the Yorkshire Dales…and its FREE!

So join us on our tour of the universe and explore the wonders of the night sky in our state of the art planetarium.

Examples of films shown in the planetarium throughout the night:

From Earth To The Universe
This stunning, 30-minute voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combination of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science.

Europe To The Stars
Europe To The Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people.

The Sun, Our Living Star
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.

Experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Phantom of the Universe
From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent cosmos, Phantom of the Universe is a new fulldome planetarium show designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter.

The Hot and Energetic Universe
The planetarium documentary “The Hot and Energetic Universe” presents with the use of Immersive Visualisations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.

Friday 14th February 2020 (First show at 5pm. Last show 9pm)

Ticket prices: FREE

Please arrive early and make your way to the planetarium in our barn. You will then be put on a list for the next available planetarium show – this is a first come first served basis.

Each show lasts around 30 minutes.


  • This event is FREE and will be on a first come first served basis.
  • Seating will not be provided at this event. For all shows, you will be sat on the floor inside the planetarium.
  • No babies or dogs in the planetarium for safety reasons.