Stardome has a new fulldome planetarium show starting in March, made by the team at the Melbourne Planetarium in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), a consortium of seven universities across Australia.

Capturing the Cosmos highlights how astronomers 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.

This planetarium show explores the current research being carried out by CAASTRO astronomers as they search the sky in ways never before possible. 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. The SkyMapper telescope, led by Nobel Laureate and CAASTRO astronomer, Professor Brian Schmidt, is helping to solve the mystery of Dark Energy. The Murchison Widefield Array, is a radio telescope that is investigating the moment when the first stars and galaxies lit up the universe. They are finding things we’ve never seen before and will help us to better understand our universe.

Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Geoffrey Rush, discover the new astronomy being carried out under the breathtaking skies of the Australian outback. What new things will we learn about the Cosmos?

Capturing the Cosmos is playing at Stardome all March at 4.00pm Saturdays and Sundays and is suitable for a family audience and kids aged 6 years and over. Book your tickets here or call us on 09 624 1246.