Saturday viewing sessions

Saturday Public Sessions at the Adelaide Planetarium

The Adelaide Planetarium holds 1pm sessions on the first, third and fourth Saturday of every month.

This session time features a condensed Night Sky presentation followed by a full dome movie which will be both educational and entertaining!

 

**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.

 

The first Saturday of the Month at 1.00pm

Night Sky + Wildest Weather in the Solar System Full Dome movie

On the first Saturday of every month the Adelaide Planetarium presents a 35-minute planetarium Night Sky presentation, followed by a full dome National Geographic movie, Wildest Weather in the Solar System. Perfect for keeping the kid’s entertained.

Suitable for 8+ years old

Running Time: approx 60 minutes

Admissions and Bookings

 Adult tickets are $10.00 and children, students and concession tickets are $8.00. Bookings essential. 

*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 click on the date below to make a booking 

  • 5th January
  • 2nd February - NO SESSION
  • 2nd March - NO SESSION

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session commencement to be seated comfortably and to avoid disappointment as there will be NO entry into the planetarium once the session has started. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium. All sessions require a certain number of bookings to go ahead.

The third Saturday of the Month at 1.00pm

Night Sky + Tycho to the Moon Full Dome Movie

On the third Saturday of each month, the Adelaide Planetarium presents a 35-minute Planetarium Night Sky presentation, followed by a full dome animated children’s movie called Tycho to the Moon. This session is specially tailored to a younger audience.

Suitable for 4-8 years old

 Running Time: approx 60  minutes


Admissions and Bookings

Adult tickets are $10.00 and children, students and concession tickets are $8.00. Bookings essential. 

*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 click on the date below to make a booking 

  • 15th December - NO SESSION
  • 19th January - bookings opening soon
  • 16th February - NO SESSION
  • 16th March - bookings opening soon

Important Note

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session commencement to be seated comfortably and to avoid disappointment as there will be NO entry into the planetarium once the session has started. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium.
  • All sessions require a certain number of bookings to go ahead.

The Fourth Saturday of the Month at 1.00pm

 

Night Sky + Cosmic Collisions Full Dome Movie

On the fourth Saturday of each month, the Adelaide Planetarium presents a 35-minute Planetarium Night Sky presentation, followed by a full dome movie called Cosmic Collisions.

Cosmic Collisions presents the spectacular result of gavity pulling together planets, stars, and galaxies.  Witness 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 and ocean waves.  Experience an extraordinary vision of these forces - constructive or catastrophic - that continue to affect our universe.

Suitable for 10+ year olds

 Running Time: approx 60  minutes

Admissions and Bookings

Adult tickets are $10.00 and children, students and concession tickets are $8.00. Bookings essential. 

*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 click on the date below to make a booking 

The First and Third Saturday of the Month at 2.45pm

Saturday Afternoon Sessions - 1hr Night Sky

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.

The Adelaide Planetarium projects a replica of the night sky onto a domed ceiling and can be used to show the position of constellations, stars and planets. The audience is taken on an immersive guided tour of the solar system and the universe as our highly experienced presenter takes you on a journey through space. 

Visitors learn about the origins of the stars and constellation names, utilising traditional star lore and mythology.  Particular emphasis is placed on the names of stars and constellations, a description of what you could see if you went outside on a clear night. 

Suitable for 10+ years old
Running Time: 60 minutes

 

Admissions and Bookings

Please click on the required date below to purchase tickets. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children, students and concession tickets are $8.00. Bookings essential. 

*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 click on the date below to make a booking 

  • 15th December - NO SESSION
  • 5th January - bookings opening soon
  • 19th January - bookings opening soon
  • 2nd February - NO SESSION
  • 16th February - NO SESSION
  • 2nd March - NO SESSION
  • 16th March - bookings opening soon
  • 6th April - bookings opening soon
  • 20th April - NO SESSION

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session commencement to be seated comfortably and to avoid disappointment as there will be NO entry into the planetarium once the session has started. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium.
  • All sessions require a certain 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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