School holiday program

Planetarium School Holiday Program

 

July School Holiday Program - BOOKED OUT!!

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

TIMETABLE

* all sessions start with a guided Night Sky Tour followed by the movie of choice, except for the Full Night Sky Tours

**subject to change

DATE TIME SESSION AGE
Tues 10th 
1pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon
4-8 year olds
3pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon
4-8 year olds
Wed 11th  1pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Wildest Weather in the Solar System 
8+
3pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - TILT  
5-12 year olds
Thurs 12th   1pm
 BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Cosmic Collisions
10+
3pm
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Full Night Sky with short movie
8+
Fri 13th  10am - 12pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - Cosmic Collisions & SciWorld Show - Light up your mind
8+
11.30am BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 year olds
1.30pm - 3.30pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - WWiSS & SciWorld Workshop - Lights & Lasers
8+
3pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 year olds
Mon 16th 3pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 year olds
Tues 17th
  
10am
BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - TILT
5-12 years olds
3pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Cosmic Collisions
10+
Wed 18th
 
10am
 BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon
4-8 years olds
1pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Tycho to the Moon 4-8 years olds
3pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Wildest Weather in the Solar System
8+
Thurs 19th
 
10am - 12pm BOOKED OUT!  Planetarium - TILT & SciWorld Show - Science Magic! 5-10 year olds
11.30am BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - TILT 5-12 years olds
1.30pm - 3.30pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium - TYCHO & SciWorld Workshop - Mind Tricks & Illusions 5-10 year olds
3pm BOOKED OUT! Planetarium experience - Full Night Sky with short movie 8+

ALL GENERAL PLANETARIUM TICKETS $9 EACH - Bookings essential - *ages 3+ will require a ticket.

*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.  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.

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Planetarium Experience & SciWorld Show - BOOKED OUT!

Date -  Friday 13th July @ 10am - 12pm - Cosmic Collisions & Light Up Your Mind

         -  Thursday 19th July @ 10am - 12pm - TILT - Science Magic


Experience the Planetarium and see a full dome movie, then enjoy one of SciWorld's shows.

Light Up Your Mind - You'll see phosphorescence, flurescence, learn all about lights, lasers, reflection and refraction. Suitable for ages 8+

Science Magic Show - Is it real? Or is it Magic? Put your Dr Who thinking hats on and discover the world of fascinating science. Suitable for ages 5-10

Only $18 per child 

*Adult ticket $9 each *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $9 ticket for the Planetarium session only (parent supervision required)


Planetarium Experience & SciWorld Workshop - BOOKED OUT!

Date -  Friday 13th July @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm - WWiSS & Lights and Lasers

         -  Thursday 19th July @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm - TYCHO & Mind Tricks and Illusions

      

Experience the Planetarium and see a full dome movie, then enjoy one of SciWorld's Workshops.

Lights and Lasers - Get your Star Wars on and make some Lights and Lasers. Suitable for ages 8+

Mind Tricks and Illusions - Learn all about tricks and illusions.  What is real and how is your brain tricking you? Dr Who will be delivering a Mind Tricks and Illusions workshop. Suitable for ages 5-10

Only $18 per child 

*Adult ticket $9 each *Please note that adults/concessions are required to purchase a $9 ticket for the Planetarium session only (parent supervision required) 

 

Movies showing

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+

Full Night Sky Tour featuring a short film - Journey to the centre of the Milky Way

 

Our Full Night Sky tour offers you an indepth guided tour for 50mins by our Astronomy Educator about the solar system, stars and constellations and other interesting celestial objects found in the night sky.   You will gain an insight into the splendour of our universe whilst being informative and educational.  This session will also feature a short film - Journey to the centre of the Milky Way.

Recommended age 8+ 


 

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 10 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. 
  • 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.


Enquiries

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

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


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