An Immersive Journey
In 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft orbited the Moon, making the crew of Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders the first humans to view the dark side of the Moon. To date, no human being has ever stood on the surface of the dark side of the Moon.
To celebrate the Apollo 8 mission and to create a truly unique experience, the National Space Centre team are working with Darkside The Pink Floyd Show to host a live performance of Dark Side of the Moon, alongside the Apollo 8 story in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.
Pink Floyd played a major part in the heady days of the 60’s and 70’s, creating thoughtful, melodic and innovative sounds and shows that captured the feelings of optimism and freedom that set out the era as something really very special.
The Dark Side of the Moon was released on 1 March 1973. Although Pink Floyd titled the album an allusion to lunacy, rather than astronomy, the links between the band and the Apollo space programme can be seen in their work.
Tickets to ONE performance and entry to the Beer Festival – £15
Darkside The Pink Floyd Show
The band was formed in the summer of 2005 as a result of their desire to not only play but perform the music of Pink Floyd with the same sense of adventure and experimentalism that made the band so unique in the Sixties and Seventies. From the outset their concept has been to capture both the spirit and the tonality of the music without being afraid to add to or adapt the originals to provide that genuine ‘live’ feel.
Darkside utilise a vast array of lighting, laser and pyrotechnic effects that form the basis of their stage show. A performance inspired by the shows that made Pink Floyd famous from their debut in the late 1960s, throughout the Seventies and into the 1980s with the blockbusting tours of ‘The Wall’. Light projections and moving images complement the band’s act and are provided by a dedicated team of sound and lighting engineers that accompany the group, their behind-the-scenes role being an essential part of each gig.
The evening will include a mini beer festival and two performances.
- 18:30 Doors open – beer festival open to anybody with performance ticket
- 19:30 First performance of Dark Side of the Moon
- 21:00 Second performance of Dark Side of the Moon
- 22:00 Performance ends
- 22:30 Bar closed
- 23:00 Building closed
Café will be serving hotdogs, nachos, jacket potatoes, salads, snacks, sandwiches, hot/cold drinks and a selection of wines and spirits from 18:30
Due to the Beer Festival element, this event is 18+ You may be asked for proof of age upon arrival.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
The National Space Centre committed to promoting sensible and responsible drinking and to the provision of a safe and secure environment where Customers can meet, socialise and enjoy alcohol in a responsible manner.
Annual Passes are not valid, nor are tickets valid for an Annual Pass upgrade.
We strongly suggest booking taxis in advance. If you drive to the event, you are free, at your own responsibility, to leave vehicles in the car park overnight. We do not have facilities for caravans or mobile homes on site.
All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Tickets do not include entry to the National Space Centre’s galleries, exhibition and Rocket Tower.
Entry prior to 18:30 is not included in your ticket.