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Today's Planetarium Shows

Saturday, March 2, 2013

11am: We Are Aliens

12pm: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

1pm: We Are Aliens

2pm: Dawn of the Space Age

3pm: We Are Aliens

4pm: We Are Astronomers

6pm: We Are Astronomers

7pm: We Are Aliens

8pm: Wildest Weather in the Solar System


Please note that our planetarium sessions start promptly. We suggest you arrive at least 10 minutes before the show begins. Although unlikely, shows may be subject to change.

The roof of the dome housing Carter’s historic Cooke Telescope requires maintenance.  Due to the heritage status of the building and the collection it houses Carter’s first priority is to ensure that this is carried out to the highest standard. Until the maintenance is completed, Carter is pleased to be able to offer star gazing through  portable Dobsonian telescopes outside of the building.  As with all viewings this is dependent on the cloud cover and the weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Bookings for our planetarium shows can be made by phone on 04 910 3140, by email on, or online here.

$18.50 adult / $8 child / $13.50 concession / free for Star Pass holders

Contact details

phone: +64 4 910 3140

Carter Observatory, PO Box 893, Wellington 6140

See a map of how to find us