The Launceston Planetarium presents shows on many aspects of astronomy. You will see the southern night sky projected onto a domed ceilng with additional special visual effects and commentary. The effect is so realistic, it is like being out under the stars! The Planetarium is part of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Please see separate listings for the Royal Park and Inveresk museum sites, and the Community History Branch.
The Launceston Planetarium uses a projector made by Zeiss. It is one of several thousand planetaria worldwide, but one of only six in Australia which are regularly open to the public. A modern planetarium uses not only the main projector but also a variety of equipment including a high-quality sound system, slide projectors and special effects projectors.