On Friday nights in April, the Melbourne Planetarium will transform its 16-metre domed ceiling into an after-hours cinema care of its fancy six-projector system.
There are two sessions per night – book into one or both – with films to tempt both the cosmos-curious and those dedicated to watching everything under the genre of ‘science masquerading as an art film’.
The first session is astronomy-focused and kicks off at 7.30pm. Experience the Planetarium’s full-dome technology with Ticket to the Universe, an incredible journey though the most complete and accurate 3D atlas of the universe ever made, followed by What’s in the Sky Tonight (WITST), a presenter-led tour through the night sky.
Also see the Jules Verne Voyages: inspired by the novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, three independent fulldome artists – Ralph Heinsohn, Rocco Helmchen and Tobias Wiethoff – bring the writer and playwright’s surreal genre fiction to life.
These screenings will run April 9, 16, 23 and 30, before switching to a fresh line-up in May 2021.
Planetarium Nights is for over 18s and the bar will be open all evening.
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