Ancient Egyptian Skies

5.15pm Monday–Friday, 12.15pm Saturday & Sunday

To celebrate the arrival of Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives at the Powerhouse Museum, step inside Sydney Observatory’s Planetarium and be transported back to the time and land of the Egyptian Pharaohs to explore the mysteries of mummification and the ancient skies.

Journey to the royal tombs of Egypt  on the Planetarium ceiling and piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies in Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies.

Then journey across the ancient Egyptian sky in the Planetarium and learn the significance of the sky to both the everyday and afterlife of ancient Egyptians. Learn the ancient Egyptian names of certain stars, what they called the planets, and the so-called undying stars whom the pharaohs would join after passing from this life to the next.

Monday–Friday: 5.15pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12.15pm

Duration: 60 minutes.

Please be advised that from February 2017, Sydney Observatory’s paths and gardens will be undergoing some renovations to improve access to Sydney’s oldest observatory. During these works the Observatory will remain open day and night and Ancient Egyptian Skies will continue as normal. There may be a small impact on our other programs, events and tours but we aim to complete this project as quickly as possible and thank you for your understanding. Please contact us on sydneyobservatory@maas.museum or (02) 9217 0111 if you would like more information.

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