The Adelaide Planetarium

Come to UniSA’s Adelaide Planetarium at Mawson Lakes and learn all about the constellations, stars and planets from the comfort of your own armchair.

*Approximately 16 kms north of the CBD (35 minute drive).

On at the Planetarium

Plenty is on all year round at the Planetarium. Whether you are a school group, a family or an astronomy buff, we have something to interest you.

  • Night Sky: Journey into outer space with a highly qualified guide. Find out more about the solar system, stars and constellations, including indigenous and traditional star lore and mythology. Presentations are 45 minutes to an hour. 
  • Movies: See “The Astronaut” and two new exciting movies. School and holiday sessions can combine a movie and a presentation.
  • Short courses: The Planetarium offers a range of special courses for those with an interest in astronomy. Courses range from beginner to advanced.
  • Special events: Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year, including at festival time.

Shows and courses are by appointment, except for advertised public sessions. Contact us today. 



  • School Holiday Program

    School Holiday Program

    Looking for something fun and educational to do these school holidays to keep the kids entertained? A trip to the planetarium is a great experience and educational! They'll learn about the solar system, constellations and the universe beyond.

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  • Saturday viewing sessions

    Saturday viewing sessions

    Looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, why not take a trip to Adelaide’s only Planetarium at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes Campus.

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  • Mailing List

    Mailing List

    Calling all astronomy buffs: Join the Adelaide Planetarium mailing list and keep up to date with all the Planetarium events. Best of all, it’s free . 

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Make a booking

  • Book a school excursion

    School excursions

    Book a school excursion, with topics guided by the “Earth and Space” SACSA framework.

    Book an excursion

  • School holiday programs at the planetarium

    School holiday programs

    Get your kids along to one of our educational and entertaining school holiday programs. 

    Book holiday program

  • Special occasions at the planetarium

    Special occasions

    A unique experience for couples or small groups, tailored to your celebration including special projections.

    Book your special event

  • Group bookings

    Group bookings

    Sporting clubs, church groups and many other organisations find the Planetarium a great addition to their calendar.

    Make a group booking

Planetarium news

Parking note: If you are visiting the Planetarium during a weekday please note that the ML6 car park is a Staff Car Park for permit holders only until 6pm. To avoid a parking fine, please park on University Boulevard, using the pay and display ticket facilities. 

Contact the Planetarium

UniSA, Mawson Lakes Campus
Building P
Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes  SA  5095 
t: 08 8302 3138  
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