Explore the wonders of the universe at the Adelaide Planetarium

Based at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus, just 16km from Adelaide CBD, the Planetarium offers a unique interactive experience to explore the universe, galaxy and solar system.

The Adelaide Planetarium will take you on an immersive journey through space, with stars and constellations coming alive during our stunning night sky presentations and fulldome movies.

The Planetarium projects a simulation of the night sky onto a domed ceiling where a highly experienced astronomer then takes you on a tour of the contellations, stars and planets.  You will enjoy this celestial experience from the comfort of your chair where you can recline and gaze upwards without having to brave the elements.

Operating Hours

Regular planetarium shows are held for the general public at scheduled session times on the first and third Saturday of the month - 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 7pm* and school holidays. Weekday sessions (during school terms) are scheduled for booked schools and groups. Bookings are essential for each session.

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What's On

The Planetarium is a fun and educational experience.  A unique way to learn about the stars, solar system and our place in the universe.  We have sessions suitable for ages four and up that are perfect for schools groups (OSHC, Scouts), a family or an astronomy buff.  We run several different sessions on select Saturdays all year round and can tailor sessions to suit private bookings.  A great option if you have a birthday or special occasion coming up.

Night Sky

Journey into outer space with a highly experienced astronomer. Discover the Solar System, stars and constellations, including indigenous and traditional star lore and mythology.


There are a variety of movies to choose from, following the Planetarium's Night Sky experience.

Short courses

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


Keep an eye out for specialised one-night 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 during the advertised public sessions, and by appointment only at other times. The Planetarium holds Saturday sessions every first and third 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, and the office and front desk is on Level 1. Getting to the Planetarium is easy, with many public transport options close by including buses and trains. Car parking is also available on campus. Visit the Mawson Lakes campus web page here to find out more.

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    If you are visiting the Planetarium on a weekday, the ML6 carpark is available for you to park in. UniSA uses an electronic pay-as-you-go parking system called Parki, which you can access via pay stations adjacent the car park or via an app. To find out more, visit the parking and transport web page. 

    To avoid a parking fine, please park in the ML6 carpark or along University Boulevard, then visit a nearby pay station to pay for your park. You will need to know your vehicle's registration number. A pay station is located out the front of the Materials & Minerals Building (white building next to the Planetarium). There is no requirement to display your receipt in your vehicle. 

    Visit the Mawson Lakes campus page to view the parking map and find out more about getting to campus. 

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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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