Home to the largest planetarium in Tasmania, visitors will be able to study the night sky and learn from our experienced staff, including resident expert and Principal Astronomer, Dr Martin George.
The Planetarium will take you on a journey through space and allow you to explore the universe, all from the comfort of Hive.
Our Planetarium will take you on a journey through space and allow you to explore the universe, all from the comfort of Hive.
We currently have 2 shows running.
The Sun: Our Living Star explains many of early ideas about our Sun and how modern science has enabled us to understand so much more today. Find out how energy is created in the Sun, and why the Sun will eventually make life on Earth impossible after a few billion years.
Capturing the Cosmos highlights work being carried out by Australian astronomers, especially all-sky astronomy by the SkyMapper telescope in New South Wales and the Murchison Wide-field Array in Western Australia, which have been designed to survey large sections of the sky.
Each show will include a live talk on ‘what’s in the sky tonight?’, which will be fun for all the family.
Your HIVE Planetarium show ticket will also give you general access to the Hive building including the Science Centre, Museum and Art Gallery.
SHOW SCHEDULE (from January 2022)
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
Wednesday and Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 3pm: The Sun: Our Living Star
Please be advised of the following terms & conditions:
• Please arrive at Hive at least fifteen minutes before the start of the show.
• Eventbrite ticket holders are requested to check in at Hive reception before making their way to the Planetarium.
• Tickets can be purchased at Hive reception if seats are still available.
• Shows start promptly on the hour, and unfortunately latecomers cannot be admitted once the doors have been closed.
• Visitors who leave the Planetarium during the show cannot be re-admitted.
• The minimum age for Planetarium attendance is five years.
For more information head to www.hivetasmania.com.au
PLANETARIUM SHOW TIMES
Tues – Fri | 2pm show
Sat | 2pm & 3pm show
Closed 25-28 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.
Level 2 of HIVE