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!

 

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 30-minute planetarium Night Sky presentation, followed by a full dome 20-minute National Geographic movie, Wildest Weather in the Solar System. Perfect for keeping the kid’s entertained.

Suitable for 8+ years old

Running Time: approx 50 minutes

Admissions and Bookings

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

***Please note there are currently NO lift facilities in our building.  We would recommend that in any cases  where mobility is reduced or impaired that you check with the Planetarium coordinator before making your booking as the Planetarium in located on the second floor.  We apologies for the inconvenience.

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 30-minute Planetarium Night Sky presentation, followed by a full dome 20-minute 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 50  minutes


Admissions and Bookings

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

***Please note there are currently NO lift facilities in our building.  We would recommend that in any cases  where mobility is reduced or impaired that you check with the Planetarium coordinator before making your booking as the Planetarium in located on the second floor.  We apologies for the inconvenience.

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 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 30-minute Planetarium Night Sky presentation, followed by a full dome 25-minute 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 50  minutes

Admissions and Bookings

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

***Please note there are currently NO lift facilities in our building.  We would recommend that in any cases  where mobility is reduced or impaired that you check with the Planetarium coordinator before making your booking as the Planetarium in located on the second floor.  We apologies for the inconvenience.


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 are 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 

***Please note there are currently NO lift facilities in our building.  We would recommend that in any cases  where mobility is reduced or impaired that you check with the Planetarium coordinator before making your booking as the Planetarium in located on the second floor.  We apologies for the inconvenience.

  • 17th November
  • 1st December - NO SESSIONS
  • 15th December - NO SESSIONS
  • 5th January - NO SESSIONS

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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