Discover the Night Sky



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Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
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Astronomy classes

"We don't know what makes up 96 per cent of the Universe, but that's where the fun begins. Given that we live on a tiny speck in space, it’s pretty amazing that we're still able to learn so much about the Universe around us."

Enjoy a special evening under the stars at the Melbourne Planetarium with Museums Victoria’s astronomer Dr Tanya Hill.

Take your seat at the centre of the Universe for illuminating astronomy classes presented live in the dome. Each evening explores a different feature of Melbourne's night sky and the incredible wonders of the cosmos.

Ponder some of the most fundamental questions of our existence and the Universe in the immersive environment of the Planetarium.

Following the class, take the opportunity to meet Tanya as well as mingle with others. Continue the conversation while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine with cheese.

If weather permits, the evening ends with stargazing through telescopes on the Scienceworks arena.

Please note this after-hours event is for adults only.


3 May | Backyard Astronomy


It's not only stars you can see in the night sky – planets, comets, shooting stars and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer.

10 May | Living in the Space Age


Space is big business. For almost two decades humanity has had a permanent outpost in space with the highly successful International Space Station. What more could we be doing and how?

17 May | How does my galaxy grow?


Some galaxies burst through life, while others are slow burners. Some have intricate structures, while others are a complete shambles. Learn the secrets behind the life of galaxies.

24 May | Black Holes and Gravitational Waves


The flood gates have opened and gravitational waves are showing us a whole new way of exploring the universe. They have revealed so much already and yet there's even more we hope to learn.




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