With a 16m domed ceiling, reclining seats, a 7.1 surround sound system and a full-dome video projection, the Planetarium inside of Scienceworks is always a huge hit. On Friday nights, it transforms into an adults-only cinema, with films transporting viewers to outer space, coral reefs and black holes. There are two screenings a night, and you can enjoy a drink from the bar while taking in the planetary surroundings.
If you're not Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk and space exploration isn't on the cards for you right now, embark on a journey to your local planetarium or observatory for a closer-to-home exploration of the stars, planets and celestial bodies that comprise our universe. Planetariums are like sky theatres that simulate the night sky and project astronomical phenomena onto a domed ceiling, whereas observatories allow visitors to observe the night sky through a telescope.
Have a scroll, head over and prepare to be amazed at our vast cosmos.
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