Venue: Deptford Lounge

Time:   Rotating unstaffed shows from 15th-20th February. Guided shows at times TBC

Age Range: Suitable for ages 5+

UntitledMiddlesex University Department of Design Engineering and Mathematics: Dr. Aleksander Zivanovic and Wyn Griffiths


How do we prepare for a Solar Storm? One way is to understand the Sun, our solar system and the cosmos in general. London currently has just one Planetarium, a place where we can immerse ourselves in the wonder of the cosmos. SMASHfestUK will bring you London’s 2nd Planetarium! An Open-Source DIY Planetarium, at that. We’ll be building a geodesic dome from upcycled materials, and using a London underground convex mirror, standard laptop, projector and open-source mapping software to create a planetarium in the Deptford Lounge. Join us to experience the shows and to find out how to build your own (with a small material cost and some time and effort).

Lie back and gaze up at the stars…inside, during the day… Find out about our Solar System, what we can see in the skies from Earth…the wonders and terrors of the universe!


Children must be supervised by parents/carers at all times.