School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

July School Holiday Program

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. 

ALL TICKETS $8 EACH - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ will 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.

Mon 10th July
Tues 11th July Wed 12th July Thurs 13th July
Fri 14th July
 SciFun Day
 SciFun Day
 10am
10am
 10am
 
 
  11.30am
 11.30am

 
 1pm

1pm
   
 2.30pm
Astronomy for Kids*
 2.30pm

 

Mon 17th July
Tues 18th July
Wed 19th July
Thurs 20th July
Fri 21st July
 10am
10am
10am
10am
NO SESSIONS
11.30am
11.30am



1pm
1pm
1pm
1pm

2.30pm
2.30pm
2.30pm
2.30pm

 

*Astronomy for Kids Course

Thursday 13th July 2017 @ 2pm - 4pm

This is an introductory course tailored to kids which is fun and educational!

The course includes the following

  • Explore the stars in our night sky and their stories
  • Learn how the Sun and Moon move in the sky and how they affect us
  • Understand why the planets are so different from each other
  • Learn what stars really are and about some of the very strange ones
  • Explore these wonders using the Planetarium and hands on models

*parent supervision is required

Course cost $20 per child (recommended age 7-12 year olds)

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SciFun Days

Monday 10th July & Tuesday 11th July 2017

Choose an AM or PM session 10am - 1pm or 1.30pm - 4.30pm. 

Only $22 per child (recommended age 5-11 year olds)  Adult ticket $8 each

*Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $8 ticket for the Planetarium session only.
(parent supervision required) 

Planetarium Session - Duration approx 50mins
Including a 20-30min live guided tour of the Night Sky given by one of our experienced educators followed by a full dome movie.  AM session will include the movie TILT (recommended age 5+), PM session will include the movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System (recommended age 8+)

SciWorld Workshop - Duration approx 50mins

SciWorld Show - Duration approx 50mins


Movies showing

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+

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+

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.


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