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The New Planetarium
The universe is within reach…
The plans for a new Bendigo Planetarium will create a modern high-tech and inspiring facility sure to capture the imagination and inspire wonder and curiosity.
For the past 27 years, the Discovery Science and Technology Centre has been providing hands on learning experiences to inspire curiosity in people of all ages. Discovery is uniquely placed to breakdown barriers to STEM participation to give people the opportunity and confidence to be active engaged citizens and to nurture the next generation of confident, creative thinkers.
With a state-of-art dome theatre and high-resolution laser projectors, the new planetarium will be capable of screening a huge range of mind-blowing educational and creative shows about the body, our earth and the universe.
The great news is that we have already secured half of the $650,000 needed to complete this first stage in our renewal from two very committed partners:
Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
City of Greater Bendigo
And some incredible local organisations and individuals
However, we still need between $300,000-$350,000 by March 2O23.
We need your support to help to support STEM education in regional Victoria.
We are ready for take-off and with your help, we will bring the cosmos to life in Bendigo like never before.
We would like to acknowledge that the Discovery Centre is on the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung clan of the Kulin Nation, and recognise that they are among the first scientists, astronomers and engineers in human history. We pay respect to them, their culture and knowledge, and to the Elders, past, present & emerging. Through our work here, we promote scientific understanding in the hope that we can help tend to this land to keep it healthy for future generations.