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Adelaide Planetarium

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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.

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Adelaide Planetarium temporarily suspended operations. COVID-19 update

17 March 2020

We apologise but in line with the directions from SA Health and the University implementing social distancing measures immediately, the Adelaide Planetarium has made the decision to suspend operations until further notice.

The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and the community is our top priority. 

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are unable to announce a reopening date at this stage but we will be providing updates on our website and Facebook.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. 

Thank you for your 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.

Movies

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.

Special Events

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

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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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Adelaide Planetarium temporarily suspended operations. COVID-19 update

17 March 2020

We apologise but in line with the directions from SA Health and the University implementing social distancing measures immediately, the Adelaide Planetarium has made the decision to suspend operations until further notice.

The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and the community is our top priority. 

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are unable to announce a reopening date at this stage but we will be providing updates on our website and Facebook.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. 

Thank you for your understanding.