Planetarium

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Macquarie University's Planetarium

Our state of the art Digitarium Epsilon planetarium projector system and portable 7-m GoDome is available, by arrangement, for groups of up to 40 people per session. The planetarium simulates the night sky exactly as it appears from Sydney, including special events such as the transit of Venus or an eclipse of the Sun. Come and be amazed by an up-close look at the motions of celestial objects, the surfaces of planets, deep sky objects, constellations and much more! You can take a tour of the local Solar System, peer into the depths of the galaxy, or watch amazing new planetarium movies. Presentations can be tailored to the interests and age of your group.

If you are a teacher or principal and interested in the planetarium coming to your school, please contact us at starinfo@mq.edu.au for a quote. The planetarium is a fantastic way to engage and interest students in science. We can also organise talks from our staff on topics of your choice.


School Holiday Public Sessions

Public planetarium sessions are held during the January and July School holidays. These sessions will seat up to 40 people (a limited number of chairs will be available for those who are unable to sit on the carpeted floor). Unlike our on-campus Astronomical Observatory, these public planetarium sessions are not dependent on the weather so will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

Bookings are essential. Please note that all tickets for admission are sold online prior to the session start; we are unable to accept cash at the door and cannot sells tickets at the event. You can find tickets and session times at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/association-for-astronomy-macquarie-university-1947206697


How To Get Here

The Planetarium is located in the E7B Courtyard (click here for a map), on the Macquarie University campus.

Parking is available on Campus, please see this webpage for instructions:

https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/getting-to-macquarie/parking


Bookings for School and Scout Groups

We offer group rates for privately booked sessions for school and Scout groups, including free admission for up to three Scout leaders. We are able to tailor events so that Scouts of all levels and ages can learn what they need for their astronomy and space badges, and to capture the interest of school students of all ages. For more information, please visit our School and Scout page.

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