Ancient Egyptian Skies

12.15pm Saturday & Sunday Sydney Observatory

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.

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.

Saturday & Sunday: 12.15 pm

Duration: 60 minutes.

This program contains images of mummified bodies and, as such, may not be suitable for viewers under 10 years old.