School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

October School Holiday Program - ALL SESSIONS BOOKED OUT!

Calling all star-gazers and junior astronauts, come and take a tour of the solar system!

Venture to the Adelaide Planetarium, a theatre with a domed-shaped ceiling and a star projector to realistically show the position of constellations, stars and planets.  You can almost feel the earth turn as the projector rotates to simulate the motion of the earth's rotation during the course of the night.  One of the Planetarium's experienced educators will guide you through the solar system before you experience one of our full dome movies. 

TIMETABLE

* all sessions start with a guided Night Sky Tour followed by the movie of choice, except for the Full Night Sky Tours

**subject to change

DATE TIME SESSION  AGE
Tues 2nd 
1pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Wildest Weather in the Solar System 8+
Wed 3rd  10am BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon  4-8 year olds
1pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Full Night Sky with short movie 8+
Thurs 4th 
10am
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - TILT
5-12 year olds
Fri 5th  10am BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon
4-8 year olds
1pm   BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Cosmic Collisions
10+
Mon 8th  10am  BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - TILT
5-12 year olds
11.30am BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 year olds
1pm  BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Wildest Weather in the Solar System 8+
Wed 10th
 
10am
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 year olds
11.30am BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 year olds
1pm  BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Full Night Sky with short movie 8+
Thurs 11th
 
10am
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon
4-8 year olds
1pm  BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Wildest Weather in the Solar System 8+

ALL PLANETARIUM TICKETS $9 EACH - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ require a ticket.

*Adult supervision is required at all times. Adults are required to purchase a ticket.

** Please note the Planetarium is not suitable for children under 4.  If you do bring younger siblings, we request that children who become restless and noisy please exit the Planetarium with their guardian as a courtesy to other patrons.

***Please note there are currently NO lift facilities in our building.  We would recommend that in any cases  where mobility is reduced or impaired that you check with the Planetarium coordinator before making your booking as the Planetarium in located on the second floor.  We apologies for the inconvenience. 

****Once you have clicked on the below link and on the ticketing page please click on REGISTRATION to select the session you wish to attend. 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

 

Movies showing

Cosmic Collisions

 

A radical change from our peaceful night sky, Cosmic Collisions presents the spectacular result of gravity pulling together planets, stars and galaxies.  Here are explosive encounters that ended the age of the dinosaurs and gave birth to new stars, but also created conditions essential for life on earth the sun's warmth, ocean waves.  Cosmic Collisions provides an extraordinary view of these forces - constructive or catastropic - that continue to affect our universe.

Narratored by Robert Redford

Recommended age 10+

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+

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

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+

Full Night Sky Tour featuring a short film - Journey to the centre of the Milky Way

 

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 - Journey to the centre of the Milky Way.

Recommended age 8+ 


 

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.


Interesting Information

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UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus

The Adelaide Planetarium is located at the UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus in the Building P - Level 2 (office at front desk Level 1).

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