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Space with stars visible and a nebula – clouds of colourful gas

Discover the Night Sky

Explore the incredible wonders of the Universe in the Melbourne Planetarium with Dr Tanya Hill.

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The Milky Way

Part of the Discover the Night Sky series of astronomy classes.

Black and white image of a woman's head and shoulders repeated in a circle in the centre of the frame

DarkLab

Bring a sense of wonder to an after-hours event series for thinkers, makers, stargazers and creators.

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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Stars in the night sky

Capturing the Cosmos

All-sky astronomy is a new way of looking at the sky to better understand our Universe – and it's happening in Australia!

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A lightning strike illuminates the sky near the Thevenard silos at Ceduna, South Australia.

Bolt from the Blue

From blue jets to red sprites, anvil lightning to St Elmo's Fire, explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning.

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Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

Take a trip to the far reaches of space, with our Scienceworks presenters as your tour guide.

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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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four men in front of a pumping engine

Pumping Station tours

A tour filled with stories of old Melbourne and Victorian engineering feats.

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1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

See where and how we keep the museum's immense historical collection.

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Disk with jet

Black Holes

Imagine a place where time stands still and the known laws of physics don’t apply.

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