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Dome Under Fulldome Festival

Australia's first fulldome film festival at Melbourne Planetarium.
By Concrete Playground
February 03, 2020
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By Concrete Playground
February 03, 2020
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There's nothing like watching a film at the planetarium, but it's something most of us don't do all that often. The Melbourne International Film Festival's fulldome program only comes around once a year and Planetarium Nights just once a week. Now, Scienceworks is dedicating two whole days to it at Australia's first-ever fulldome film festival.

Running from February 8–9, Dome Under Festival will see the best new fulldome releases from around the world head to Scienceworks. With sessions dedicated to family-friendly shows, children's shows, emerging artist and experimental shows, and astronomy and documentary shows, the program features a film about whales, a psychedelic short paired with music by an award-winning composer and a story about the world's oldest drag queen.

There are plenty of films about space travel and the universe, too. You'll get to watch shorts by NASA, docos about Apollo, films about meteor showers and stories set in the stars. Of course, these will look all the more impressive spread out across the 16-metre domed ceiling, while you recline in your chair and listen to the 7.1 surround sound system.

Tickets to individual 90-minute sessions start at $20 a pop or you can grab a $60 day pass or $100 weekend pass.

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