Planetarium closure 10 February-9 March 2019: We are excited to announce the Melbourne Planetarium will be upgrading its state-of-the-art visual system to one that is brighter and three times the resolution of the current system. The upgraded system will give you an even better, immersive and awe-inspiring astronomical experience. The Planetarium will be closed during this period. Be the first to book our new Planetarium show Moonbase ONE and experience the difference with the new visual system.
Stories in the Stars begins with Erica and Daniel.
Two Indigenous Australian teenagers from the city at their family's Country at Lake Tyrrell in north-west Victoria, they spend a weekend walking around the lake with Grandma and Grandpa, hearing stories about the constellations and how they relate to their culture.
Although different Australian Aboriginal groups have different astronomical traditions, there are some broad similarities. Indigenous Australian astronomy describes many constellations that cannot be seen from northern latitudes. Even constellations that can be seen from Europe appear different in the sky in the southern hemisphere.
Stories in the Stars shows you a new way—the oldest way—of looking at the night sky.
Suitable for ages 8 years and up.
Please note: sessions during school hours may include school groups.