School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

October School Holiday Program

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION **

TO PURCHASE TICKETS  - please scroll down to the timetable and click on the book button to purchase your tickets.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the session commencing to be seated comfortably and to avoid disappointment as entry into the Planetarium is NOT permitted once the session has started for safety reasons.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Planetarium.
  • Prams are not permitted in the Planetarium.
  • All sessions require a minimum number of bookings to go ahead.

  *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.


 

Calling all star-gazers and junior astronauts, come and take a tour of the solar system!

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 astonomers will guide you through the solar system and beyond before you experience one of our full dome movies.

 

PLANETARIUM EXPERIENCE

TICKETS from $9 - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ require a ticket.

  • 1 hour Planetarium experience with a full dome movie 
  • 1 hour Full Night Sky Tour - is an in-depth Night Sky presentation where one of our astonomers will take you on an immersive guided journey of the night sky and space.  You will see how the constellations and planets change over the evening.- no movie is included
  • 90 minute Full Night Sky Tour - Experience a full tour of the incredible night sky as our astronomer takes you on a journey through the ever changing constellations.  This session focuses on the positions of the Planets as well as the different galaxies, nebulae and star clusters that the celestial heavens showcase plus a full dome movie. Weather permitting, you’ll be able to see these same objects through a professional telescope, which will take place afterwards on the university grounds.

    An experience not to be missed!

 

PLANETARIUM EXPERIENCE & CLASSROOM CRAFT ACTIVITY

TICKETS $25 PER CHILD, $9 PER ADULT (adult/concession ticket required for the Planetarium experience)

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-12.30pm 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 while creating your own solar system.

 2pm-4.30pm - 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.

 

TIMETABLE

* all sessions start with a guided Night Sky Tour followed by the movie of choice, except for the Full Night Sky Tour where there is no movie included.

*Timetable subject to change

DATE TIME SESSION AGE  
Mon 30 Sept 7pm 90min NIGHT SKY TOUR with movie ages 10+  
Tues 1 Oct 10am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON and craft activity ages 4-8  
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS and craft activity ages 8+  
Wed 2 Oct 11.30am Planetarium Experience with movie    
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie    
Thurs 3 Oct 10am Planetarium Experience with movie TYCHO TO THE MOON and craft activity ages 4-8  
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie WWISS and craft activity ages 8+  
7pm 90min Night Sky Tour with movie ages 10+  
Fri 4 Oct 10am Planetarium Experience with movie    
11.30am Planetarium Experience with movie    
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie    
Tues 8 Oct 10am Planetarium Experience with movie     
11.30am Planetarium Experience with movie    
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie    
Wed 9 Oct 10am Planetarium Experience with movie    
2pm Planetarium Experience with movie
   
Thurs 10 Oct 7pm 90min Night Sky Tour with movie ages 10+  
Fri 11 Oct 7pm 90min Night Sky Tour with movie ages 10+  

 

 

Movies showing

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken.  What does it take to be part of this incredible journey?  What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut.  Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.  Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad", our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Recommended age 7+

Cosmic Collisions

 

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+

Tilt

 

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+

  

Enquiries

Phone: 08 8302 3138 
Email: adelaide.planetarium@unisa.edu.au

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4.30pm.

 

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