Black Holes


Years 9-11
Terms 2-3 Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 150 students


School programs and resources

Journey into the unknown

Planetarium closure 10 February-9 March 2019: We are excited to announce the Melbourne Planetarium will be upgrading its state-of-the-art visual system to one that is brighter and three times the resolution of the current system. The upgraded system will give you an even better, immersive and awe-inspiring astronomical experience. The Planetarium will be closed during this period.

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, this Planetarium show brings to life all that is fascinating and extreme in the world of black holes. Witness what would happen if you got too close to one, and see how a black hole is able to warp time and space.

No longer the stuff of science fiction, the discovery of the black hole has been a triumph of modern science – an incredible journey from imagination to reality.

Curriculum links

  • Year 9-10 Science as a Human Endeavour and Earth and Space Sciences
  • Year 11 Physics – Astronomy/Astrophysics Contexts.