The Adelaide Planetarium

Welcome to the Planetarium

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Come to UniSA’s Adelaide Planetarium at Mawson Lakes and learn all about the constellations, stars and planets from the comfort of your own armchair. *Approximately 16 kms north of the CBD (35 minute drive).


During routine maintenance of the lift in P building it was discovered that it was not safe for the lift to remain in operation.  Our Facilities Management Unit is working with the service provider to expedite the installation of a new lift.  FMU has been informed that there will be a delay for supply and delivery of a replacement lift, with this likely to be completed March 2019.

The Planetarium is located on level 2 so bookings in cases where mobility is reduced or impaired will need to be checked with the Planetarium coordinator before being confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

On at the Planetarium

Plenty is on all year round at the Planetarium. Whether you are a school group, a family or an astronomy buff, we have something to interest you.

  • Night Sky: Journey into outer space with a highly qualified guide. Find out more about the solar system, stars and constellations, including indigenous and traditional star lore and mythology. Presentations are 50 minutes to an hour. 
  • Movies: We currently have six exciting movies to choose from. Sessions can combine a movie and a presentation.
  • Short courses: The Planetarium offers a range of special courses for those with an interest in astronomy. Courses range from beginner to advanced.
  • Special events: Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year, including at festival time.

Shows and courses are by appointment, except for advertised public sessions. Contact us today. 

Planetarium News

Parking note: If you are visiting the Planetarium during a weekday please note that the ML6 car park is a Staff Car Park for permit holders only until 6pm. To avoid a parking fine, please park on University Boulevard, using the parking ticket facilities located out the front of the MM building. 



School Holiday Program


Looking for something fun and educational to do these school holidays to keep the kids entertained? A trip to the planetarium is a great experience and educational! 

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Saturday viewing sessions


Looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, why not take a trip to Adelaide’s only Planetarium at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes Campus.

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Mailing list


Calling all astronomy buffs: Join the Adelaide Planetarium mailing list and keep up to date with all the Planetarium events. Best of all, it’s free. 

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Areas of study and research

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