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.
REGULAR SHOW SCHEDULE (from 1 July 2022)
Tuesdays 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
Wednesdays 2pm: The Sun: Our Living Star
Thursdays 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
Fridays 2pm: The Sun: Our Living Star
Saturdays 11am: The Sun: Our Living Star
Saturdays 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
SCIENCE WEEK FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE (13 August 2022)
10am: Two Small Pieces of Glass
11am: The Sun: Our Living Star
1pm : Two Small Pieces of Glass
2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
*Please note planetarium tickets for Family Science Day are sold separately here.
SCIENCE WEEK SCHEDULE (15-20 August 2022)
Monday 11am: Two Small Pieces of Glass
Monday 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
Tuesday 11am: The Sun: Our Living Star
Tuesday 2pm: Two Small Pieces of Glass
Wednesday 11am: Two Small Pieces of Glass
Wednesday 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
Thursday 11am: The Sun: Our Living Star
Thursday 2pm: Two Small Pieces of Glass
Friday 11am: Two Small Pieces of Glass
Friday 2pm: Capturing the Cosmos
Saturday 11am: Capturing the Cosmos
Saturday 2pm: Two Small Pieces of Glass
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
Closed 25-28 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.
Level 2 of HIVE
A display of the aurora australis seen from Ulverstone in September 2015. Photograph by Martin George.