The Planetarium recently underwent an upgrade and its state-of-the-art six-projector system is ready to launch you through the stratosphere.
For its Planetarium Nights series, on Friday nights the 16-metre domed ceiling becomes an after-hours cinema, with screenings from 7.30pm and 9pm. First up is a presenter-led tour of the night sky, followed by a full-dome film.
On November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, you can catch Ticket to the Universe, which takes the viewer behind the scenes of astronomical organisations around the world, and explains which planets, stars and constellations you can spot from a Melbourne backyard. That’s followed by Biosphere + INITI, an audio-visual work combining ambient music with geometrical and mathematical shapes to create an imaginary world.
Learn what it takes to get a man to the Moon on December 6, 13, 20 and 27 in Capcom Go!, then immerse yourself in a retro abstract projection designed to accompany Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon in full.
And on January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 Capturing the Cosmos will explore the cutting-edge work being done by astronomers in Australia, before a screening of The Wall: The Fulldome Experience, inspired by Pink Floyd’s 1979 rock opera.
The screenings are for over 18s and the bar will be open all evening.