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Experience the night sky in beautiful glowing detail inside our new Starlab portable planetarium. The projector features the amazing fibre-arc system starfield - the stars accurately show relative brightness and colour in pin-point detail.


  • Map of the night sky; how to find south; the celestial pole; common constellations; ancient myths; star colours explained; age of the universe; origin of atoms; question time.



  • 45 minutes

Number of Students

  • 30

Year level

  • Yr 7-11
portable planetarium


Large ground-floor indoor space, minimum of 8m wide by 4m high with access to electricity. The space needs to be cleared of chairs, tables and any pointy objects hanging from the ceiling. A school gym or hall would be perfect.


southern starfield Orion drawn with a laser pointer in the planetarium

Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:


This program was designed to support:



Year 7

Year 10

Earth and Space Sciences

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115)

The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin the universe (ACSSU188)


Year 7

Year 10

Physical Sciences

Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth (ACSSU118)

The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)


This program can also support:


Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Yr 3 (ACSHE050), Yr 4 (ACSHE061), Yr 5 (ACSHE081, ACSHE082),

Yr6 (ACSHE098, ACSHE099), Yr 7 (ACSHE119, ACSHE223)

Use and Influence: Yr 3 (ACSHE051), Yr 4 (ACSHE062), Yr 5 (ACSHE083), Yr 6 (ACSHE100)

Yr 7 (ACSHE224)


Primary Connections:

Units: "Spinning in Space" "Earth's Place in Space"


(units without a link are listed by AAS as being published through 2011-2012. Check the Primary Connections website for more details.)



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Phone: (08) 8396 2250

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If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.



$120 +GST per session

Minimum booking of 2 sessions

Travel costs may apply:
$25 +GST per hour, first hour free



6 sessions in one full day:

-$10 +GST per session

3+ full days in 1 week:

extra -$5 +GST per session

Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):

-$20 +GST per session, no other discounts apply.



An invoice will be delivered on the day after an accurate student count. Payment is due via cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days.


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