A visualisation of a star forming nebula
Source: Museum Victoria
For thousands of years we have looked to the stars in awe and wonder. 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.. 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. It features stunning full dome visualisations of being inside a supernova explosion and drifting through a stellar nursery, a rich gaseous nebula that is collapsing into stars.
Produced by Melbourne Planetarium.
Suitable for Year 7-10, however satisfies achievement standards for Earth and Space Sciences, Chemical Science and Physical Science for Levels 9 and 10 (AusVELS).
Available Terms 1 - 4, Monday-Friday
Session duration: 45 minutes
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm
Maximum 130 students per session
Cost: $4.40 per student + education service fee