Hands up who remembers going on a school excursion or family outing to discover the wonders of the solar system at the Brisbane Planetarium. The large white dome at the base on Mount Cootha has long been a favourite destination where the young and young at heart can experience what lies beyond in our solar system.
This year, the Planetarium turns 40, having opened on 24 May 1978 and was named after astronomer Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane. Since that time, over 2 million curious visitors have walked through the doors and gazed up into the Cosmic Skydome (a hemispherical planetarium theatre).
Relieve those memories, create new ones or introduce a whole new generation to the Planetarium during its birthday year. The skydome runs regular shows (where admission fees apply) in the theatre which holds 133 people.