Tycho to the Moon


Years F-3
Terms 1-4 Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 150 students


School programs and resources

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.

In this Planetarium show children will learn about night and day, space travel, the phases of the Moon and features of the lunar surface and the Sun, as they travel with Tycho the dog.

Children will be able to explore the idea of our place in space by taking a close-up look at the Sun, watching the effects of gravity, seeing the Earth from space and watching meteors shoot across the night sky.

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

Curriculum links

  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Physical Sciences
  • Earth and Space Sciences