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Marvel at the stars and planets at the Adelaide Planetarium!

Did you know?
It takes sunlight 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach the Earth’s surface.

Home to a unique dome-shaped ceiling, the Planetarium’s night sky experience takes visitors on a journey through the galaxy through a Zeiss Jena ZPK1 star projector. Illuminating the eight-metre diameter domed ceiling with an artificial night sky, the projector shows the relative positions and brightness of about 5,000 stars visible from the Southern Hemisphere, constellations, and planets.

Based at the University of South Australia's Mawson Lakes Campus, on the second level of Building P, our completely air-conditioned dome seats 45 people in specially-designed chairs allowing the audience to admire all parts of the artificial sky in ease and comfort.

Built in 1972, the Planetarium will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2022.