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Planetarium Nights



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

On Friday nights the Melbourne Planetarium reawakens after hours for adults only with a stellar line-up of fulldome film screenings.

Journey through fluorescent coral reefs, marvel at the cosmos, dive into black holes and get ready for an alien invasion in the latest Melbourne Planetarium showcase of films on the dome.

There are two screenings a night. The 7.30pm session focuses on astronomy and also features What’s in the Sky Tonight (WITST), a presenter-led tour through the night sky. The 9pm session features a fulldome art film offering an immersive voyage into unseen worlds. So, whether you are into science or art, or both, we've got you covered.

Enjoy a drink from the bar in planetary surroundings.

Planetarium Nights is for adults 18 years and over. 


June 7, 14, 21, 28

7.30pm The Man from the 9 Dimensions and What's in the Sky Tonight
9.00pm Dimensions: Once Upon Our Reality

July 5, 12, 19, 26 

7.30pm Capcom Go! and What's in the Sky Tonight
9.00pm Dawn of the Space Age


Tickets 1 session 2 sessions
Adult $25 $45
Concession $22 $40
Museum Member $20 $35




The Man from the 9 Dimensions (30 min)

A fulldome movie on the "Theory of Everything"; the ultimate goal of physics to describe all natural phenomena by a single, consistent theory. Physics is in crisis. Our understandings of the microscopic world of elementary particles and of the macroscopic world of the universe are in contradiction. Scientists are striving to resolve the contradictions and construct the Theory of Everything. Be ready to be surprised by the new world of vibrating strings and hidden dimensions predicted by the most promising hypothesis, the Superstring Theory.

Dimensions: Once Upon Our Reality (50 min)

What is “reality”? Is it just the interaction of time, space, particles and forces? A hallucination created by billions of neurons in our body? A mathematical machine? Are there other realities, universes or dimensions?

“Dimensions” is entertainment made and inspired by science and discovery. A rollercoaster ride of visuals and music that takes audiences on a fascinating journey.

The show explores the concept of an educational arts and music show, transporting audiences to awe inspring worlds where they find the time and space to think and feel about the big questions of our time.
What sticks is a strong feeling that there may be unexplored realms and worlds in us, and around us, which influence us even more strongly then what we already know and understand.


Capcom Go! (26 min)

On July 20th 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness a historic moment of human achievement broadcast live from the Moon.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong.

The world celebrated as the astronauts took their first steps on the Moon. But few people were aware of just how huge an effort it had taken to get them there.

These Apollo 11 astronauts were just 2 of nearly 400,000 people who had worked over ten years towards this goal.
But how did they do it? What did it take to put humans on the Moon?

Dawn of the Space Age (41 min)

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights.

Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space.

Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.




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  • Friday, 21 June, 2019

  • Friday, 28 June, 2019

  • Friday, 05 July, 2019

  • Friday, 12 July, 2019

  • Friday, 19 July, 2019

  • Friday, 26 July, 2019