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.


December 7, 14, 21, 28

7.30pm Black Holes – Journey into the Unknown + WITST
9.00pm Dance films in the Dome

January 4, 11, 18, 25

7.30pm The Dark Matter Mystery + WITST
9.00pm Wish You Were Here

Due to Planetarium upgrade works, Planetarium Nights will not run in February. The program will return bigger and better than ever in March 2019.


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



Black Holes – Journey into the Unknown (28min)

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, this Planetarium show brings to life all that is fascinating and extreme in the world of black holes. Witness what would happen if you got too close to one, and see how a black hole is able to warp time and space.

The Dance Dome (43min)

The Dance Dome is a new collaboration between multimedia company 4π Productions and Coreo Cymru, Creative Dance Producer of Wales which promises to take the best of Welsh contemporary dance and present it to its audience in 360°. This stunning collection of short films celebrate dance in the fulldome format.

The Beautiful is an immersive metaphysical journey through some of the landscapes of South Wales. It follows the spiritual journey of a dancer who travels through different chakras until reaching ultimate enlightenment.

The Sublime is a dynamic fulldome dance film featuring site-specific live captured sequences of parkour and break-dance shot within the natural & urban spaces of Wales.

Pal O’ Me Heart is the familiar story of two Irish Boys, set during the Easter Rising. This adaptation was filmed on location on the remote Pembrokeshire coastline with the two dancers, Daniel Connor and Murilo Leite D’Imperio performing in and out of the water.

Liminality is a 360° fulldome dance film produced as a collaboration between Wales and India. The piece explores the influences of both cultures with themes engaging the juxtaposition between spirituality and industry. Filmed in South Wales, Delhi and Goa at coastal and urban locations it is a short immersive work through the contemporary dance aesthetic. Directed by 4Pi Productions the piece has been choreographed by Wales based dance artists Kim Noble and Hugh Stanier and features a cast of over 20 dancers.

The Dark Matter Mystery (38min)

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.

This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

Wish You Were Here (43 min)

A mind-melting explosion of psychedelic visuals, inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, this fulldome show will immerse you in colour and sound.  The extravaganza features the entirety of the incredible 1975 album accompanied by mesmerizing visuals that fill the dome.



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  • Friday, 14 December, 2018

  • Friday, 21 December, 2018

  • Friday, 28 December, 2018

  • Friday, 04 January, 2019

  • Friday, 11 January, 2019

  • Friday, 18 January, 2019

  • Friday, 25 January, 2019