Mobile Planetarium Shows
The Planetarium is available for hire from 1/2 day to a full week. We conduct educational & entertaining shows suitable from Pre-School to Primary, High School, University & the General Public.
Our shows are popular with Schools, shopping centres and as a unique attraction for special events, the dome comes fully staffed and can come to you in almost any location.
Some of our Past & Present Planetarium clients include:
- Richmond State School
- Edge Hill State School
- Mt Molloy State School
- Mount Saint Bernard College (Herberton)
- Millaa Millaa State School
- Wonga Beach State school
- Kuranda District College
- William Ross State high School (Townsville)
- Cooktown State College
- Hamblebon Primary School
- Mcdonnell Creek State School
- Mt Surprise State School
- Isabella State School
- Trinity Anglican School
- Herberton State School
- Mareeba State School
- Cairns Hinterland Stiener School
- Radiant Life College (Innisfail)
- Caravonica State School
- Our Lady Help of Christian School
(Ask about our Special offers available to Schools)
- Mt Sheridan Plaza (Cairns)
- DFO Shopping Centre (Cairns)
- Museum of Tropical Queensland (Townsville)
- The Pier Cairns
To book or enquire contact us by email
*Update June 2023*
We now have 2 Mobile Planetariums !
- Our Original big dome is a 6 metre inflatable Dome that can take a group of up to 20-30 ppl at a time (age dependent) and requires a Hall space with a Minimum Height of 4.2m and a floor area 8x10m
- Our new classroom sized inflatable Dome that can take a group of up to 10-20 ppl per show and will fit a large classroom or library and requires an Aprox 3m height with a floor area of 5x6m
What we do:
We are a travelling digital theatre that offers a Stellarium Show and digital theatre in surround vision and sound. The inflatable dome expands the planetarium principle into a totally new approach as a visual entertainment and mobile learning centre. The digital film covers the dome interior totally immersing you in the picture. With spectacular and amazing images zooming across the dome. The Dream Dome brings the excitement of a major theatre to almost any location. The films are Astronomy & Space science presentations which are both educational and entertaining with shows suitable for children and adults.
To book or enquire contact us by email
Our Astronomy & Science Movies
Phantom of the Universe:
Night sky Secrets now has the show “Phantom of the Universe” a spectacular show from the US National Laboratory in Berkley California on the Mysterious but all pervasive Dark Matter.
Earths Wild Ride:
“Across the Reaches of Space and Time”
Imagine Earth were a distant place you once called home but could never visit again? What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren?
It is this scenario that sets the stage for “Earth’s Wild Ride,” a movie that immerses audiences in a 3-D tour of Earth’s history and natural wonders. Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, the movie opens with a grandfather and his grandchildren gazing out into space. As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. Suitable for school years Prep to 3 showing the sun moon and earth environment.
Oasis In Space:
“Looking for water & Life”
Oasis in Space, takes you on a startling and beautiful Journey through our Solar System and beyond, in search of water and waterworlds like Earth. Incorporating decades of astronomical research and exploration. Including data from robotic explorers and observation from earth.
Learn more about the Atmosphere, geology, history, hydrology of the planets and their Major moons.
This Movie fits in nicely for aspects the Australian Curriculum (version 9) for years 2 to 7 looking at it does at planetary evolution, geology, chemistry, light & potential for life of the 8 major planets of our solar system and beyond.
Capturing The Cosmos:
“Capturing the Cosmos is a marvellous visual piece that showcases cutting edge astronomical technology and highlights Australia’s contribution to unravelling the mysteries of the Universe. Having the show being distributed amongst the APS (fixed dome and portable) members enables a greater engagement and opportunity for the public to experience. It is surely going to be a hit!” says APS President Shane Hengst.
CAASTRO has a “big sky” approach to astronomy. It tackles the big questions in astronomy that can only be answered by observing as much of the southern sky as possible. It’s a wonderful fit for the planetarium, as we can immerse audiences into the grandness of the night sky and the richness of the data collected by CAASTRO astronomers.
The show focuses on two new and innovative Australian telescopes. One is the SkyMappertelescope in Siding Spring Observatory, NSW. This automated telescope is continually scanning the sky, detecting changes as distant objects rapidly brighten or fade away. The sky is a lot more dynamic than we can ever experience for ourselves. The show focuses on SkyMapper’s search for Type 1a supernovae that can help us better understand the mystery of dark energy.
The other telescope is the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a radio telescope located in Western Australia. Capturing the Cosmos reveals to the audience the radio sky that the MWA sees. Gone are the usual stars that fill the night sky and instead we see the Milky Way as a bright thin band of hot hydrogen gas, and the tiny dots scattered randomly across the sky are not stars, but distant galaxies. Their bright radio emission is a consequence of each galaxy’s central black hole. The MWA is one of the first telescopes that can peer into the very distant past and help us understand how the first stars and galaxies lit up the universe.
Capturing the Cosmos shares the amazing developments that are happening within Australia as astronomers explore the universe from our beautiful southern sky. There are known mysteries that astronomers are working to solve, but these telescopes also have the potential to discover things that will lead to even further questions and mysteries. All-sky astrophysics is leading us towards discovering the true nature of the cosmos.
This show address aspects of Australian Curriculum (version 9) for years 8 and above including the evolution of the universe.
Stellarium offers a curriculum-based Astronomy program that shows a realistic sky in 3D. Just like you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
These shows can be customised to meet you curriculum or customer requirements.
* Minimum Requirements for Planetarium Setup:
- Covered area, preferably a hall.
- Big Dome – 10m Long x 7m Wide x 4.2m High (absolute minimums) (capacity 20-30ppl)
- Classroom Dome – 6m Long x 5m Wide x 3m High (capacity 10-20ppl)
- Sole use of the area to maintain show Audio & not unduly interfere with other activities.
- Air Conditioned Space Required when the ambient temp is above 20 Deg C.
If you are looking for an entertaining and educational activity for your School, Event or Function. Then the Mobile Planetarium from NightSkySecrets is just what you need.
To book or enquire contact us by email
NightSkySecrets appreciates the support of the British Fulldome Institute & their promotion for a greater understanding of and access to fulldome (360˚) immersive film, this is a great addition to developing STEM outreach here in Australia.