School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

Spring School Holiday Program

Come to the Planetarium these school holidays for a fun and educational experience.  Take a journey to outer space and enjoy a full dome movie.


 

 

 

Planetarium Sessions

Spring School Holidays we will be showing

*NEW MOVIE* - Tilt, Tycho to the Moon,  Wildest Weather in the Solar System,  Astronaut and Full Night Sky Tour - featuring a short film.

Each screening runs for approx 50mins. Begins with an Astronomy Educator giving a 20-25min guided tour of the solar system, stars and constellations and other interesting objects found in the night sky followed by the full dome movie experience. 

Adults at childrens prices - ALL TICKETS $7 EACH - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ will require a ticket.

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Tilt

 

It's a crazy day when snow starts falling and it's the middle of summer!

But sometimes crazy days are just what you need to discover something new.  Join Annie and Max for a whirlwind adventrure to find out how the seasons work.  It's surprising what a new angle on the world can do.

Recommended age 5+

Session Times

Tuesday 4th October @ 1pm

Wednesday 5th October @ 10am

Thursday 6th October @ 3pm

Friday 7th October @ 10am

Monday 10th October @ 3pm

Tuesday 11th October @ 10am

Wednesday 12th October @ 10am

Thursday 13th October @ 1pm

Tycho to the Moon

Tycho, a dog who doesn't just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there.

Blast off on an amazing ride into space with Tycho and his young friends, Ruby and Michael.

Learn about night and day, space travel, the phases of the Moon and features of the lunar surface.  Take a close-up look at the Sun, watch the effects of gravity, see the Earth from space and watch meteors shoot across the night sky.

Recommended age 4-8 years old

Session Times

Tuesday 4th October @ 10am

Thursday 6th October @ 11.30am

Friday 7th October @ 1pm

Monday 10th October @ 10am

Wednesday 12th October @ 1pm

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust storm that could engulf entire planets.

Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, encounter magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Packed with eye-popping visuals, amazing computer generated imagery and cutting-edge science.

After this whirlwind adventure, you'll be glad you live on Earth!

National Geographic provides some excellent educational resources for schools.

Recommended age 8+

Session Times

Friday 7th October @ 3pm

Monday 10th October @ 1pm

Wednesday 12th October @ 3pm

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor

Recommended age 5+ 

Session Times

Wednesday 5th October @ 1pm

Thursday 6th October@ 10am

Tuesday 11th October @ 1pm

Full Night Sky Tour featuring a short film - The Incredible Sun

 

Our Full Night Sky tour offers you an indepth guided tour for 50mins by our Astronomy Educator about the solar system, stars and constellations and other interesting celestial objects found in the night sky.   You will gain an insight into the splendour of our universe whilst being informative and educational.  This session will also feature a short film - The Incredible Sun

Recommended age 8+ 

Session Times

Wednesday 5th October @ 3pm

Thursday 13th October @ 3pm

Capturing the Cosmos

 

All-sky astronomy is a new way of looking at the sky to better understand our universe

Produced in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), this new planetarium show highlights current research being carried out by astronomers within Australia.

New and innovative telescopes such as SkyMapper in NSW and the Murchison Wide-field Array in WA, have been designed to survey large sections of the sky.  They are finidng things we've never seen before and will help us to better understand our Universe.

Narrated by award-winning Australian Actor Geoffrey Rush.

Recommended age 10+ 

Session Times

Wednesday 5th October @ 7pm


Important Notes

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session commencing to be seated comfortably and to avoid disappointment as entry into the Planetarium is not permitted once the session has started. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Planetarium.
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium.
  • All sessions require a minimum number of bookings to go ahead.

Enquiries

Phone: 08 8302 3138 
Email: adelaide.planetarium@unisa.edu.au

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4.30pm.


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