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

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this 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.

All planetarium shows conclude with a staff-guided presentation of What's in the sky tonight?


Event Type: Planetarium Show

Weekdays, Until 5 Jun 2015
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Weekends, Until 26 Jun 2015
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Monday 8 Jun 2015
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Weekdays, 9 Jun - 26 Jun 2015
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Daily, 27 Jun - 12 Jul 2015
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
4:00 PM - 4:45 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.

To book, call 13 11 02 or book online

Comments (4)

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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.
zoey 28 September, 2014 00:45
Omg this show is absolutly amazing, I had pure happiness watching it even tears from just how amazing and beautiful it was. My daughter is 6 yrs old just like in the story and has a extreme love passion of stars and space so we are coming on Monday to see it again. Tonight she saw a "shooting star" or a piece rock enter the astomsphere plus the Milky Way in all its glory for the first time. Can't wait to see the show again and again. Trish was so fantastic and informative.
Bloom 15 October, 2014 20:54
Best place to go to in Melbourne
Ali Norozi 2 December, 2014 12:13
I am pretty excited to visit there and will be coming up there on Thursday. We have excursion to there and hopefully will learn as much as possible and enjoy much more. Thanks for letting us visit there
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Sigrid Thornton recording the narration for Starlight.