Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium booking enquiry form

To ensure the safety of staff and residents, and to abide by State Government regulations, only 50 people will be permitted inside the Planetarium at any one time.

You can use this form to enquire about:

  • General ticket availability for Planetarium shows (at least 2 days in advance)
  • Ticket availability for group bookings (10 or more) for Planetarium shows (2 week lead time recommended)
  • School group booking enquiries (2 week lead time recommended)
  • Planetarium venue hire enquiries (2 week lead time recommended)

This enquiry does not guarantee a booking.

If your booking enquiry is less than two (2) days in advance, phone the Planetarium booking office.

Information collected in this form will be handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Policy.

 
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General public show enquiries

You can use this form to enquire about ticket availability for a Planetarium show at least 2 days in advance. This does not guarantee a booking.

An officer will contact you via your preferred channel within one working day to confirm availability (Note: the Planetarium is closed on Mondays (except during Queensland school holidays), and public holidays).

Cosmic Collisions

Narrated by Robert Redford. Dazzling and destructive cosmic collisions release energy that drives the growth and evolution of the universe shaping our place within it. A blockbuster show produced by the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. 

Cosmic Collisions runs every week (excluding public holidays) at the following times:

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Tuesday - 10.30am
  • Sunday - 10.30am

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Monday - 1pm
  • Wednesday - 1pm
  • Friday - 2pm
  • Sunday - 2pm

Dark Universe

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Learn about recent dramatic advances in our knowledge of the universe, including dark matter and dark energy, and explore what's to come in the future of cosmology.

Dark Universe runs every week (excluding public holidays) at the following times:

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Wednesday - 1.30pm
  • Saturday - 1pm

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Monday - 2pm
  • Wednesday - 2pm
  • Saturday - 2pm

Edge of Darkness

Narrated by Hayley Atwell. Amazing scenes of places imaged for the first time, gathered by key space missions. Fly through the great cliffs on comet 67P, gaze at the fascinating bright spots on Ceres, see the first close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Approx. 45 minutes, inclusive of night sky tour.

Edge of Darkness runs every week (excluding public holidays) at the following times:

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Tuesday - 1.30pm

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Monday - 3pm
  • Wednesday - 3pm

Europe to the Stars

Go behind the scenes at the European Southern Observatory, to see the science, the history, the technology and the people. How do they choose the best places for observing the sky? See how the telescopes are built, and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing. Approximately 30 minutes; no night sky tour.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Friday - 1.30pm
  • Sunday - 2pm

Passport to the Universe

Narrated by Tom Hanks. This is a thrilling journey through the Solar System, out of the Milky Way Galaxy and to the edge of the observable universe.

Approximately 40 minutes, inclusive of night sky tour.

Recommended for at least six years and older.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Friday - 10.30am
  • Sunday - 11.30am

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Tuesday - 1pm
  • Thursday - 3pm
  • Friday - 1pm
  • Sunday - 11.30am

Perfect Little Planet

Children will love this show as they learn about our solar system through the eyes of a family of aliens on vacation from another solar system.

Approximately 40 minutes, inclusive of night sky tour.

Recommended for at least five years and older.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Saturday - 10.30am
  • Sunday - 9.30am

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Monday - 11.30am
  • Tuesday - 11.30am
  • Wednesday - 11.30am
  • Thursday - 11.30am
  • Friday - 11.30am
  • Saturday - 10.30am
  • Sunday - 9.30am

Saturday Afternoon ‘Live’

Brisbane Planetarium's astronomers take the audience on an exciting 'live' full-dome space flight. Chart a course through the solar system, past the most distant space probes, beyond familiar constellations, to the outskirts of the Milky Way galaxy. 

Approximately 50 minutes, including a night sky tour.

Session times - 14 July to 4 October 2020

  • Saturday - 3pm

Tales of a Time Traveler

Explore ancient civilizations. Witness the birth of the universe. Journey to the edge of a black hole. Follow the lives of stars, the time scale of the Big Bang, and the distortion of time by gravity. Discover that time is not so easily defined.

Narrated by David Tennant.

Approx. 45 minutes, inclusive of night sky tour.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Thursday - 1.30pm
  • Sunday - 1pm

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Tuesday - 3pm
  • Firday - 3pm

The Little Start That Could

The story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own. Along the way he meets other types of stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Recommended for children from 3 years. Approx. 35 minutes, inclusive of night sky tour.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Saturday - 9.30am

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Tuesday - 10.30am
  • Thursday - 10.30am
  • Saturday - 9.30am

The Sun: Our Living Star

The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse; the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Discover the secrets of our star in this new show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. Approximately 30 minutes, including night sky tour.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Wednesday - 10.30am
  • Saturday - 2pm

Tyco to the Moon

Tycho is a dog who doesn’t just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there. Blast off on an amazing ride into space with Tycho and his young friends.

Recommended for children from 3 years. Approximately 35 minutes, including night sky tour.

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Monday - 10.30am
  • Wednesday - 10.30am
  • Friday - 10.30am

We are Aliens!

Narrated by Rupert Grint. The human race is connected better than ever before but could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? This show takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life. Approximately 45 minutes, inclusive of a night sky tour.

Session times - 14 July to 18 September 2020

  • Thursday - 10.30am
  • Saturday - 11.30am

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Thursday - 1pm
  • Saturday - 11.30am
  • Sunday - 10.30am

Worlds Beyond Earth

Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o. The story of the dynamic worlds that share our Solar System, and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Take a journey far beyond our own planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbours. Approximately 35 minutes, including night sky tour.

Session times - 19 September to 4 October 2020

  • Tuesday - 2pm
  • Thursday - 2pm
  • Saturday - 1pm
  • Sunday - 1pm

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Group booking enquiry

You can use this form to enquire about a group visit (10 or more people) to the Planetarium. An officer will contact you within two working days to discuss your needs. A lead time of two weeks is recommended for group visits.

A lead time of two weeks is recommended for organised group bookings.
A lead time of two weeks is recommended for organised group bookings.

Number of attendees

A maximum of 125 people can be seated.

(e.g. special needs or interests)

School booking enquiry

You can use this form to enquire about a school group visit to the Planetarium. An officer will contact you within two working days to discuss your needs. A lead time of two weeks is recommended for group visits.

Dates

School sessions are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

A minimum of two weeks lead time is recommended for school bookings.
A minimum of two weeks lead time is recommended for school bookings.
Refer to session days and times in the session information.

Number of attendees

A maximum of 125 people can be seated.

(e.g. special needs or interests)
(e.g. wheelchair access, audio access)

Venue bookings not available

Due to the impacts of coronavirus, the planetarium is not available for venue bookings until further notice.

12 August 2020