People in the planetarium

Dome Under Festival – Best of Earth

General information
Tickets for the livestream are available via the Fulldome Festival website. Best viewed with VR headsets. Can be viewed on a flat screen.
Stream access price €39

The Dome Under Festival returns to Scienceworks with a brand-new selection of the best fulldome films from around the world.

Immerse yourself in the wonder of spectacular fulldome films from around the world.

The Best of Earth features the winners of a world-wide competition for fulldome film makers. The two-day festival will celebrate the fulldome film format and include fascinating documentaries, compelling stories, inspiring experimental works and more.

View 6 hours of the best films from the festival via a live stream on 9–10 October. The streams start at fixed times and will not be available on demand. These sessions are best viewed with VR headsets however are viewable with a flat screen.


Do I need a VR headset to view the films?
You will have the best viewing experience with a VR headset as the films were created for a domed Planetarium screen. However you can view them on a flat screen and you will be able to click and drag with a mouse to view the panorama.

Can I view only one film?
The ticket price is for a stream of all the films featured. You can watch all the films or as few of the films as you choose under the one ticket price.

Can I watch these films on demand?
No, the films are only viewable as a stream at fixed times:

  • Block 1: 2pm–3.30pm, Saturday 9 October (AEST)
  • Block 2: 4pm–5.30pm, Saturday 9 October (AEST)
  • Block 3: 2pm–3.30pm, Sunday 10 October (AEST)
  • Block 4: 4pm–5.30pm, Sunday 10 October (AEST)

Are tickets purchased from Museums Victoria?
Tickets will be purchased in Euros as ticket sales are via the Fulldome Festival website and not Museums Victoria.

What age range is this best for?
Please see the program for each individual film’s recommended age. Please note that the age range may vary for each film in a streaming block.

How long do the films go for?
Each block is approximately 90 minutes long. To see the timings for each individual film in a block please refer to the Festival Program.

Can I watch these films in person?
Yes! The Dome Under Festival in-planetarium screenings will take place in December. This will include more films and more sessions. Details will be announced shortly.

In person event coming in December 2021

The immersive power of the planetarium is unrivalled in its ability to transport you into space.  No longer restricted to displaying only the night sky, fulldome cinema now has the power to transport you anywhere. Don’t miss out on the incredible in person experience, coming to the Melbourne Planetarium 4–5 December 2021.

Stay tuned for the full program.

Silver Sponsor: Evans & Sutherland

Bronze Sponsor: Zeiss


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