27 August 2022

Celebrating the 50th Anniversay of the Planetarium Lecture Series

The Adelaide Planetarium was originally built in 1972 for the purposes of teaching astro-surveying to students when it was part of the South Australian Institute of Technology. The celestial realm has been used for millennia by humans to find their way and locate their position on land, air and sea. Nowadays it is almost all entirely done by satellite technology. In this session in the Planetarium, we show you some of the older instruments used of the time and show you in lay terms how the sky is used for finding your way and location. We will also touch on how animals have been using the night sky to find their way long before humans and the importance of the night sky for us all even now.

*This event is aimed for audiences 16 and above.

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