Capturing the Cosmos

Astronomers today are exploring the universe on a grand scale. But knowing what’s out there, is just the first step. Putting the pieces together to unlock the mysteries of the universe is the ultimate goal.

Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Geoffrey Rush, discover the new astronomy being carried out under the breathtaking skies of the Australian outback. What will be learnt about our place amongst the stars?

This new Planetarium show highlights current research being carried out by astronomers within Australia. New and innovative telescopes, such as SkyMapper in NSW and the Murchison Widefield Array in WA, have been designed to survey large sections of the sky. They are finding things we've never seen before and will help us to better understand our Universe.

Capturing the Cosmos was produced by Melbourne Planetarium in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO).

Duration: approximately 27 minutes
Produced by: Melbourne Planetarium
Narrated by: Geoffrey Rush
School groups: Year 7 to Year 12
Curriculum Links: Science understanding: Earth and Space Sciences, Science as a Human Endeavour

Please note:
Children under 4 years of age cannot be admitted into the planetarium and shows are subject to change without notice.

Open to the general public as part of your visit to Scitech.

To check show information for the planned date of your visit, please call 9215 0700.

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