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Planetarium Nights — November 2023

Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand.
By Sarah Ward
November 03, 2023
By Sarah Ward
November 03, 2023

There's nothing like watching a film at the planetarium, but it's something most of us don't do all that often. Daytime sessions cater to school groups — and in the years that the Melbourne International Film Festival has hosted a fulldome program, it's only been for a few sessions. Thankfully, Scienceworks' late-night series changes that.

Every Friday evening, once the planetarium's usual working day is done, adults can have some after-hours fun in the venue's impressive space. That means sitting in the reclining chairs, looking up at the 16-metre domed ceiling, listening to the 7.1 surround-sound system and soaking in the best the fulldome video projection system has to offer.

In November, the Planetarium's Friday night program will be exploring where water can be found in our solar system during the 7.30pm session, thanks to a fulldome film called Where's the Water. Then, at 9pm, Particle/Wave will serve up a multimedia exploration of gravitational waves.

Making things even better is the fact that the whole thing is boozy, so you can grab a drink from the bar, take it into the auditorium and sip while you watch.

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