Science Centre

The University of Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium was established in late 1989 and quickly became the most popular science based excursion venue in the Illawarra. In addition, the Centre has become a major tourist attraction. There are over 120 hands-on exhibits providing a fun interactive learning environment. Close ties with the University and local industry enables the Centre to provide a valuable resource to all members of the community. Those links, along with the only fixed planetarium in New South Wales and regular astronomy nights also allow the Science Centre to provide a top quality astronomy education facility

Address: 
Cowper Street, Fairy Meadow, NSW
Tel: 
0242215591
Hours: 
School term: Mon-Fri 10.45 - 2.45, Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm, School and Public holidays: open 7 days 1pm-5pm.
Hours School/Public holidays 7 days 1pm-5pm
Admission: 
$5 Children/Concession, $7 Adults
Facilities: 
Wheelchair Access, Guided Tours for Groups, Shop, Education Programmes, Planetarium, Party Room.
Collection: 
Approx. 120 hands on exhibits, choice of science shows and planetarium.
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Items

Planetarium

Description:
Visitors are immersed in a realistic representation of the night sky.

Seismograph

Creator:
Glen Moore/ Peter Ihnat
Description:
Working seismograph (measuring earthquakes) displays output on a computer.

Telescopes

Creator:
Various e.g Celestron, Zeiss, homebuilt.
Description:
Public viewing of planets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies etc.

Internet Exhibit

Description:
Public access to the World Wide Web and other internet tools.