Discovery Space Planetarium
The Discovery Space Planetarium is an innovative and unique learning tool, now open to the public. With regular shows for all the family, experience an immersive 360ᵒ look at the cosmos, and much more besides! Our shows are different every month to reflect the ever-changing sky, and can be tailored to your specific interests in the case of external hire.
Oasis in Space
Join us on a journey like no other! This stunning full dome film is accompanied by a presentation and demonstration of the planetarium's fantastic capabilities. Experience the majesty of our universe from the comfort of your seat, and wonder at our incredible solar system.
Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.
With a proven, audience-tested story, a 95% viewer approval rating, and an original musical score, Oasis In Space will delight viewers of all ages.
September Show Dates: Friday 13th, Friday 20th, Thursday 26th
All shows at 7pm
A Science Dome Presentation
What can you expect?
With the use of Digitarium technology, our planetarium can show you the night sky anywhere from the Australian outback to your own back garden, as well as fly to any object in our solar system and even beyond the galaxy. Our presenter is in full control, using images and data from real scientific research, brought to you in a live presentation that changes every month. We run shows 3 weeks in every month, roughly 45 minutes in length, with both a live demonstration and a fulldome film. You'll get a monthly update on the night sky, a feature on a object or topic of interest and a showing of the selected film. Suitable for ages 4+, our shows are fun for all the family.
In addition to our public shows, the planetarium is available for hire to groups and businesses. Our spacious Discovery Space library and activity area is a perfect venue for your next meeting, social or conference, enhanced with a presentation inside the dome. We also cater for children's clubs and groups. With your input, we will tailor the whole experience to your needs and interests, so don't be afraid to get in touch!
The planetarium is situated within the Discovery Space. To find it, use the Sports Centre gate and follow the drive down to the end. The Discovery Space will be to the right of the staff car park.