3-D Space Theatre and Planetarium
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- Saturday 7 to Wednesday 25 April 2012
- Sydney Observatory, The Rocks Visitor Info
- (02) 9921 3485
- Cost: $8 adult, $6 child, $22 family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) Members free for all tours except 10.15am and 12 noon Members price for Planetarium shows $6 adult $4 child
- Suitable for
- 15-18 year olds
- 12-15 year olds
- 10-12 year olds
- 8-10 year olds
- 5-8 year olds
- 3-5 year olds
Our informative and entertaining telescope viewing/3D space theatre sessions are guided by experienced educators who are happy to answer your astronomy questions.
10.15am Planetarium show and Telescope Tour
11am ‘The Little Things’ and Telescope Tour
Film description: Comets, asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects. This is the story of the amazing little things in the solar system, and the incredible space missions that have visited them.
12 noon Planetarium show and Telescope Tour
1pm ‘Elysium 7’ and Telescope Tour
Film description: Hop on board the futuristic tourist ship Elysium 7 and take a 3-D journey to Mars, with surface features based on data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.
2.30pm ‘Mars’ and Telescope Tour
Film description: Take a trip to Mars and experience another world through the eyes of robotic explorers as they orbit the planet and drive across the surface. Learn about the latest discoveries and see what Mars really looks like in this new 3D movie.
3.30pm ‘Space Detective’ and Telescope Tour
4.00pm ‘Bigger than big’ & ‘Historic Observatory movies’
(4pm weekdays only)
Film description: Compare the sizes of the Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. See how the biggest stars known make our Sun look like a grain of sand.
Pre-bookings not required. Please arrive 5 minutes before each session time.
Venue: Sydney Observatory
(02) 9921 3485
Close to train services
The venue is close to a train service.
Close to bus services
The venue is close to a bus service.
Toilets are available.
Baby Change Rooms
The venue has baby change rooms.
Presented by Sydney Observatory
Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia’s oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation’s scientific history. It is recognised as an item of 'state significance’ by the New South Wales Government and is heritage listed. It is located near Sydney’s historic Rocks district and the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, and is easily accessed by bus, train, ferry or car.
The Observatory comprises a historic 29cm lens telescope built in 1874, a 42cm computer-controlled telescope and hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, a virtual reality 3-D space theatre, exhibitions about astronomy, meteorology and the history of Sydney Observatory, a lecture theatre, souvenir shop, beautiful gardens and the beanbag planetarium.
A visit to Sydney Observatory can include fascinating lectures, daily or nightly viewing through telescopes, a virtual reality 3-D space theatre show or launching a rocket at a school holiday workshop. At night time visitors can get fine views of the Moon, the planets and some of the best-loved features of the southern sky.
During the New South Wales school terms, education programs for schools are run daily.