The Adelaide Planetarium

Welcome to the Planetarium

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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 50 minutes to an hour. 
  • Movies: We currently have six exciting movies to choose from. 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. 

Planetarium News

Parking note: If you are visiting the Planetarium during a weekday please note that the ML6 car park is available for you to park in.  To avoid a parking fine, please locate a park in ML6 carpark or along University Boulevard, ensure you know your registration number, walk to a Pay Station: enter your vehicle registration number and pay for your parking. (coin or card payment accepted) Pay Station is located out the front of the MM building (white building next the Planetarium).

Note: There is no requirement to display your receipt in your vehicle.



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! 

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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


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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