An illustration from Story in the Stars of an emu, crow and turtle

Stories in the Stars

Museum Staff-led
Term 4, Mon–Fri
Year level
Years 5-10
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 150 students
$9 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 9392 4819

European night sky stories are familiar to many people. However First Peoples stories of the southern skies are less well known. Although First Peoples groups have different astronomical traditions, there are some broad similarities between many traditions which are often very different to more familiar astronomy.

Explore First Peoples in Australia astronomy in this 40-minute Planetarium show and the way First Peoples culture describes constellations that cannot be seen from northern latitudes. Even constellations that can be seen from Europe appear a different way in the sky in the southern hemisphere.

All Planetarium shows conclude with a staff guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation.

Curriculum links

  • Biological Sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour

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