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Adelaide Planetarium

Welcome to the Adelaide Planetarium


Marvel at the stars and planets at the Adelaide Planetarium!

Based at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes Campus, just 16km from Adelaide CBD, the Planetarium offers visitors the unique opportunity to stargaze without having to brave the elements.


Adelaide Planetarium - COVID-19 update

Reopening Saturday 1st August 2020

16 July 2020

We're opening again! The Adelaide Planetarium will be reopening on Saturday 1st August 2020, with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and the community is our top priority. 

Please note: numbers per session are limited due to social distancing.

We are very excited to be welcoming you back into the Planetarium.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Explore the wonders of our universe at the Adelaide Planetarium

Based at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes Campus, just 16km from Adelaide CBD, the Planetarium offers visitors the unique opportunity to stargaze without having to brave the elements.

Journey across the universe and marvel at projections of the Sun, Moon, planets and about 5000 stars in the Planetarium’s iconic dome-shaped artificial night sky, without leaving the comfort of your seat. Be careful not to lose yourself as the projections simulate the Earth’s rotation and sends you on a voyage through outer space.

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What's On

The Planetarium is open all year round for families big or small, offering a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. 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.


We have a variety of movies to choose from, paired with our Night Sky experience.

Short Courses

We offer a range of special courses for those with an interest in astronomy. Courses range from beginner to advanced levels.


Keep an eye out for events throughout the year, including during school holidays and the festival season.



  • What are the Planetarium’s opening hours? minus-thick plus-thick

    The Planetarium is open by appointment only, except for advertised public sessions. The Planetarium holds Saturday Sessions every first, third and fourth Saturday of the month. During school holidays, there are additional activities that run throughout the week. Bookings are essential for all activities.

  • How do I get to the Planetarium? minus-thick plus-thick

    The Planetarium is located at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus. It is located on Level 2 of Building P (office at front desk Level 1). There are many public transport options close to the Planetarium including buses, trains, and car parking. Find out more information about getting to Mawson Lakes Campus here.

  • Is there parking onsite? minus-thick plus-thick

    If you are visiting the Planetarium during a weekday, please note that the ML6 carpark 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 nearby pay station: enter your vehicle registration number and pay for your parking (coin or card payment accepted). A pay station is located out the front of the Materials & Minerals Building (white building next the Planetarium). There is no requirement to display your receipt in your vehicle.

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Our People

Martin Lewicki
Astronomy Educator
Paul Curnow
Astronomy Educator
Mary Adam
Astronomy Educator
Jeff Orr
Astronomy Educator
Des Mau
Astronomy Educator
Allison Price
Planetarium Coordinator

Contact Us

Telephone: 08 8302 3138
Email: adelaide.planetarium@unisa.edu.au
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Planetarium hours: by appointment only except for advertised public sessions

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Where to find us

Building P - Level 2 (office at front desk Level 1) 
University of South Australia's
Mawson Lakes Campus
University Boulevard
Mawson Lakes
South Australia 5095

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