Move over Jeff Bezos because Brisbane’s much-loved Planetarium is gearing up to head into space, with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner launching a new Sunday Live series.
Cr Schrinner said due to popular demand, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium was expanding its flagship live program to include a regular Sunday offering.
“We’re excited to offer more to see and do at one of Brisbane’s best destinations with the launch of the new Sunday Afternoon Live shows at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium,” he said.
“These will be in addition to the Saturday Afternoon Live series, which has proven incredibly popular among stargazers, space enthusiasts, families and residents alike.
“The new Afternoon Live program blasts off this weekend with two special lunar-themed shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 Moon landing.
“Whether you’ve lived in Brisbane for 20 years, or just visiting for the day, catching a show at the Planetarium under the Cosmic Skydome is an experience not to be missed, but hurry because these shows are bound to sell out quick so bookings are essential.”
Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Live shows are hosted by the Planetarium’s expert astronomers and take the audience on an exciting ‘live’ space flight.
Planetarium astronomer Duncan Waldron said as well as providing immersive views of the night sky, audiences would learn some interesting facts about our universe.
“If you’ve ever wondered what and where the dark side of the Moon really is, we’ll take you there on a journey of discovery without having to leave Earth,” he said.
“Audiences will relax under the breathtaking starry night sky before being whisked off, past the giant planets of our Solar System, through the Oort Cloud of comets and into the depths of space.
“Our Afternoon Live shows bring the Universe to you from the comfort of our amazing Cosmic Skydome.”
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium at Mt Coot-tha is open Tuesday to Sunday. For show information and to book visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘Planetarium’.
What: Afternoon Live
When: Every Saturday and Sunday beginning 31 July 2021, 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Where: Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong
Description: Join Brisbane Planetarium’s expert astronomers on an exciting ‘live’ full dome space flight. Chart a course through the wonders of our Solar System, past the most distant space probes, beyond the stars that form the familiar constellations, and out of the Milky Way galaxy. Approx. 50 minutes, inclusive of night sky tour.
Children (3-14yrs): $8.00
Children under 3yrs are free if sitting on lap
Authorised Companion Card holders: entry for companion is free
Tickets will sell out fast, so bookings are essential. To book, visit Council’s website.
During peak times entry to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium may be limited to patrons attending a Cosmic Skydome show.
All visitors must register their contact details on entry via the Check In Qld app. Our staff can help you register if you require assistance.
Allow additional time to check in before your show session.
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