Learn something new and check out some fun facts and links on the solar system, constellations and more!
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION - LIFT OUT OF OPERATION**
During routine maintenance of the lift in P building it was discovered that it was not safe for the lift to remain in operation. Our Facilities Management Unit is working with the service provider to expedite the installation of a new lift. FMU has been informed that there will be a delay for supply and delivery of a replacement lift, with this likely to be completed March 2019.
The Planetarium is located on level 2 so bookings in cases where mobility is reduced or impaired will need to be checked with the Planetarium coordinator before being confirmed.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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 sessions start with a guided Night Sky Tour followed by the movie of choice, except for the Full Night Sky Tours
*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 except for the preschooler session. 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.
Explore the ever changing constellations that travel through our night sky. Journey through the solar system and visit different and captivating planets, followed by a full dome movie. The ultimate learning experience that will engage and excite children.
10am-12pm session - ages 4-8 - Planetarium experience with movie Tycho to the Moon followed by time in the classroom where you will have fun learning more about the sun and planets with games, activity book and colouring pages.
2pm-4pm - ages 8+ - Planetarium experience with movie Wildest Weather in the Solar System followed by time in the classroom where you will assemble and paint a model of the solar system whilst we go through each planet in detail.
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+
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+
Phone: 08 8302 3138
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4.30pm.