Museum of Brisbane

Sunday Stories | Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sunday Stories | Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Celebrating 40 years of the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium! The Planetarium is located on the grounds of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Toowong. Opening its doors in May 1978, the Planetarium was named after the astronomer and governor, Sir Thomas Brisbane. The Planetarium features the 12.5m diameter Cosmic Skydome (hemispherical planetarium theatre). Mt Coot-tha was originally known as ‘Kuta’ by the Indigenous people, before European settlement. Coot-tha is derived from the word Kuta, meaning a place of wild or black honey, or a place of many hives of wild sting-less native bees.

This moment in history is also featured in our current exhibition BRISTOPIA! We are open every Sunday from 10am – 5pm.