Yesterday I kept hearing about the London Planetarium, and how it was going to ‘replace its stars with pictures of celebrities’. This conjured up all sorts of images – were they going to put faces in the dome itself, and produce some kind of celebrity-based effects show instead? Turns out it’s being closed, and the area will be used for a Madame Tussauds show about celebrities. Why they didn’t just say ‘the London Planetarium is to be closed’ I have no clue.
The Dubai-owned entertainment giant said it would make the change in the summer because of a dwindling interest in space and the rocketing interest in celebrity culture.
Sad 🙁 I went to the Planetarium years ago, and remember it being a wonderful show.