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Planetarium Nights

Planetarium Nights

Experience the Planetarium after hours for an evening of fully immersive cinema in our new event series especially for adults.

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People view a planetarium show

Holst’s ‘The Planets’

Join the Westgate Concert Band live in the Melbourne Planetarium as they  perform Holst’s ‘The Planets’.

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Volunteers and staff with components of the Great Melbourne Telescope set-up at Moreland Annexe.

Great Melbourne Telescope tours

See the impressive 10m high restored telescope skeleton on display for the first time as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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The Great Melbourne Telescope - Stories to Celebrate 150 Years

Hear four expert speakers describe the colourful history of this iconic telescope as it celebrates 150 years since its first light.

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Two women using a computer tablet to program robots

Beginners Robotics for Adults

Discover how to program robots in this beginner workshop for adults, zero experience required.

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Great Melbourne Telescope at the Melbourne Observatory, 1880’s

Great Melbourne Telescope Restoration

Watch the reconstruction of the iconic Great Melbourne Telescope as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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Lunar Base landscape

Moonbase ONE

Come on an amazing adventure as we strive to understand our magnificent neighbour the Moon.

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Beyond Perception

Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen

Discovering imperceptible worlds through science and technology.

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A lightning strike illuminates the sky near the Thevenard silos at Ceduna, South Australia.

Bolt from the Blue

Explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning.

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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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four men in front of a pumping engine

Pumping Station tours

A tour filled with stories of old Melbourne and Victorian engineering feats.

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1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne’s fascinating past.

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Disk with jet

Black Holes

Imagine a place where time stands still and the known laws of physics don’t apply.

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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

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Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

Take a trip to the far reaches of space, with our Scienceworks presenters as your tour guide.

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Stars in the night sky

Capturing the Cosmos

All-sky astronomy is a new way of looking at the sky to better understand our Universe – and it's happening in Australia!

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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