New planetarium Show

Poster for 'Starlight'
Poster for 'Starlight'
Source: Museum Victoria

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this new planetarium show.

For thousands of years we have looked to the stars at night in wonder and awe. Their mysteries have inspired curiosity across all cultures and civilisations.

Narrated by multi-award winning Australian actress, Sigrid Thornton, Starlight is told through the eyes of Margaret, as she steps back in time to relive childhood fears of the dark that awoke her curiosity about the night sky. Join Margaret as she takes you on an out-of-this-world journey to discover constellations and ancient cultures, the birth and death of a star and the inner workings of our Sun.


Starlight features stunning fulldome visualisations of being inside a supernova explosion and drifting through a stellar nursery, a rich gaseous nebula that is collapsing into stars.

Documentary for ages 8 and up.

Produced by Melbourne Planetarium.


Event Type: Planetarium Show

Daily, 20 Sep - 28 Sep 2014
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Weekdays, 29 Sep - 3 Oct 2014
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Weekends, 4 Oct - 5 Oct 2014
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Weekdays, 6 Oct - 31 Oct 2014
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Saturdays, 11 Oct - 27 Dec 2014
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Sundays, 12 Oct - 28 Dec 2014
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Melbourne Planetarium

$6 adult, $5 concessions and $4.50 children, plus museum entry.

MV Members receive FREE general museum entry and discounted planetarium prices.

Bookings are strongly recommended, especially on weekends, school holidays and public holidays.

To book, call 13 11 02 or

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Anna and Frank Smoes 13 September, 2014 19:41
The teacher preview of Starlight was fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to attend. Trish was welcoming and informative. It was a great introduction to the study of stars.
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Sigrid Thornton recording the narration for Starlight.

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