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Fulldome Fridays at the Melbourne Planetarium

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The Melbourne Planetarium is located at Scienceworks - 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Victoria, 3015, just outside the Melbourne CDB.



The Melbourne Planetarium features a 16m domed ceiling, reclining seats, a stereo surround sound system and a Sky-Skan's DigitalSky projection system, and in February, a special season of film screenings, entitled 'Fulldome Fridays', will be presented exclusively at the planetarium.



Each Fridays, during the month of February, two screenings will occur, one at 7:30pm and 9:00pm;

On Friday 4 February at 7:30pm, Sciafobia, a 5 minute short and Alien Action, a 45 minute feature will screen. The title Sciafobia refers to fear of shadows and is an award-winning short film, while Alien Action is a mixed-media 360°presentation.


At 9:00pm, Celestial Mechanics, a 7 minute art installation and Cosmic Dance, a 45 minute feature, which investigates the connection between Hinduism and modern science will screen.

On Friday 11 February at 7:30pm DomeFest, a one hour presentation, will screen.



At 9:00pm, the experimental 22 minute short film Moonwalk will screen and the special effects film Realm of Light, a 25 minute presentation will screen.



On Friday 18 February, at 7:30pm Celestial Mechanics and Cosmic Dance will screen together, the session will last approximately 50 minutes.

At 9:00pm Sciafobia and Alien Action will screen together, the session will last approximately 50 minutes.

On Friday 25 February at 7:30pm, Moonwalk and Realm of Light will screen together, the session will last approximately 50 minutes.

At 9:00pm DomeFest, a one hour presentation, will screen.



Tickets for these special film screenings are priced at $16 per person, per session and $12 for Museum Victoria members and concession.

To attend both sessions on the same evening, it is the discounted price of $26 per person, per evening, $20 MV members and concession.

Due to limited seating, bookings are recommended; contact Melbourne Planetarium on 03 9392 4800
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Why? A special season of film screenings and a spectacular Melbourne venue!
When: Friday evenings in February
Where: 2 Booker Street Spotswood VIC 3015
Cost: From $16 a session and $12 concession
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