Experience the wonders of space and ponder the big questions about our Universe at Horizon - the Planetarium. Sit back as our presenter leads you on a tour of the stars, planets and current astronomical events in the night sky, followed by an amazing live journey into space. The mind-blowing visuals will immerse you in the wonders of our Universe.
Horizon – the Planetarium is a state-of-the-art planetarium, screening extraordinary journeys into space on the largest dome screen in the Southern Hemisphere. Planetarium shows are digitally projected onto an 18m domed screen, and accompanied by background music and narration: making each show a complete multi-media experience.
The software behind the planetarium system means the shows are able to manipulate the sky and demonstrate astronomical concepts in a way that is both dramatic and scientifically accurate. The images created are so realistic audience members sometimes experience a feeling of motion or flight. This is different to an observatory, which uses high powered telescopes to view the night sky through an open roof.
Horizon offers a variety of entertaining and educational presentations on a range of astronomy and space science topics. The planetarium’s unique blend of art and science encourages people to explore and investigate some of the biggest questions in our Universe.
Each Horizon Space Show is accompanied by HorizonLive!; a presenter-led tour through the Perth night sky. All HorizonLive! presentations have been specially tailored to be complementary to, and offer a more in-depth look at the topics covered in each Space Show.
Horizon - the Planetarium also provides teacher resource packs and additional support material as part of all school visits.
Along with our general presentations and school visits, Horizon offers a range of other programs throughout the year that enable the public to learn about the latest advances in astronomy and space exploration in greater depth. Lectures are offered on a regular basis and aim to deliver the latest information regarding any new discoveries or advances in what we know about the universe around us. Presentations can also be modified to suit a specific audience or event.
Please note that children under 4 years of age are not permitted in Horizon - the Planetarium. Horizon shows are subject to change without notice. To check show information for the planned date of your visit, please call 9215 0700
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