Ever wanted to stargaze on a rainy day? Sounds impossible right? Well not if you’re in Brisbane.

Nestled in the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium – home to the Cosmic Skydome, a projection dome that’s 12.5 metres in diameter.

A scene from the show ‘Dark Universe’. Source: Brisbane City Council.

The dome seats 125 people and conducts 13 different shows – four specifically for children.

The shows take you on a journey through time and space, providing a fun, unique and educational experience for all ages.


Scene from kids show ‘Perfect Little Planet’. Source: Brisbane City Council.

Recently the Cosmic dome installed new state-of-the-art projector technology making the experience even more spectacular.

The upgrade included the addition of powerful new computers that collect data from outer space, as well as high-resolution projectors.

It gives viewers a picture of star constellations and planets in real-time, showing exactly where they would be positioned at that moment, putting Brisbane’s planetarium on par with the world’s best.

Also inside the planetarium is an observatory and galaxy gift shop.

Ticket prices for shows are around $10 for adults and $6 for children.

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