after-dark astronomy classes.
Discover the Night Sky returns with a new range of astronomy classes delivered using the Planetarium’s new projection system.
This series combines information with a unique and interesting night out, complete with a glass of wine and cheese.
The evening will finish with stargazing through telescopes (weather permitting).
Wednesday 5 August
It was 1990 when the Hubble Space Telescope lifted off and changed the way we view the cosmos. Discover its greatest achievements and the beauty of its science.
Wednesday 12 August
For the first time ever, spacecraft have visited two prominent dwarf planets - Ceres in the Asteroid Belt and Pluto in the Kuiper Belt. What have they revealed about our Solar System?
Wednesday 2 September
Astrobites bring focus and attention to some hot topics in astronomy. This season we get up close to black holes. What are these beasts that have crossed from science fiction into science fact? And follow the latest quest to take the first picture ever of a black hole itself. Is it possible?
$28 per person per class,
$23 Museum Members per class,
$96 season pass.
Season passes only available via phone.
Book Online select "Promotions and Special Events" or call 13 11 02
Discover the night sky is held twice yearly.
Generally dates are in March and August of every year.
Hi Paula, we try to offer Discover the Night Sky astronomy classes two times a year (March and August). Keep an eye on this page and we'll release the next set of dates nearer the time!
Thanks for your feedback. We are continuously developing and tweaking our programming for people of all ages at Scienceworks – is fantastic to hear your feedback and incorporate into our review process.
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Thanks for your enquiry.
We offer after-hours, adult events on Thursday nights in March and August.
For cub scout groups, we're offering two after-hours sessions on Friday 13th June. For more information about this event, please contact the Scienceworks Bookings & Enquiries Office on 9392 4819, 9am tp 5pm, seven days a week.
Solar System Discoveries will most likely be running again in August as we try to offer Discover the Night Sky classes two times a year. Discover the Night Sky classes are more adult orientated but we offer a range of planetarium shows during the day that are aimed at younger audiences. We would recommend Tycho to the Moon as the most suitable show for your 4 year old. Further information about costs and session times can be found at the following link: http://museumvictoria.com.au/planetarium/whatson/tycho-moon/
The $2 flat rate applies for use of the car park between the hours of 9am and 5pm. At any other time you should be able to park there free of charge.
Colours of the Universe on 14th August debuted last year and the final show, Starlight, on 21st August is brand new.
We hope to see you at Discover the Night Sky.
The next Discover the night sky season is planned to be August. Please visit our website in July (or sign up to Museum Victoria E-News - It's free!) for updates on exact dates.
We don't encourage that children attend this event as it is marketed to an adult audience with alcohol being served.
I am interested in the Discover the Night Sky. Do I need to have knowledge in this area, as I do not and want to learn.
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Is this targeted to adults only or can children attend as well? Also, are there concession and kids prices as well? Cheers