Planetariums of the world: 10 most interesting

In these places talk about black holes, constellations and the milky way. Show the dark side of the moon, the Big Bang and give a look at powerful telescopes to "reach" the stars that the naked eye just can't make it out. Cosmonautics Day we tell about the most exciting planetarium in the world where you should go.

Planetarium in Nagoya

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Planetarium located in the science Museum — the largest in the world. The diameter of its dome — 35 meters, on the outside it looks like a huge balloon, for which the locals nicknamed him "Brother of the Earth." In 2011, he has opened after an extensive renovation, and now the "history" of the starry sky that shown on the dome changes every month based on the time of year and location of the planets in the sky.
the auditorium is equipped with special seats that turn around its axis, with reclining backs, to allow visitors the most convenient to see constellations, planets and other celestial bodies. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
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Moscow, Russia
Moscow planetarium is one of the best old‑new attractions of the capital. Old, since the planetarium exists in Moscow since 1929, and new — because it opened a few months ago after 17 years of restoration. By the way, the reconstruction was carried out not in vain: a modern planetarium similar to a scientific center, where everything boils, moves, rotates and whistles.
So, in the Urania Museum, the exhibition of meteorites and relief globes of all the planets in the Lunarium, you can cycle through the Galaxy to dock a spacecraft with the station and find out your weight on Mars. In the "Park of the sky" on the roof in the warm season you can see a collection of Sunny hours, learn to navigate by the sun and look at the telescope. And for a snack, leave the vicinity of the Star hall of the planetarium — Europe's largest cinema screen‑dome. His head thrown back, here watching almost a true black sky, studded with myriads of stars.
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Planetarium in Glasgow

Glasgow, UK
Planetarium in Glasgow is considered the best in the UK. Come here specifically to see the stars as what they see astronauts from the portholes of the ISS. The dome of the Star theater you can see 9,000 stars. His projector is one of the best in the world — Carl Zeiss Starmaster ZMP‑TD. He creates a projection of the stars so that they can be seen in the form in which we would have seen the stars, don't be over our planet's atmosphere. The most impressive objects — the Andromeda galaxy, the Magellanic clouds, the constellation of Orion and Sirius.
the Interesting thing about this center is not only for adults but also for children of preschool age, for which organized a special program.
About other attractions, read guide to Scotland.

Beijing planetarium

Beijing, China
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Beijing planetarium, the most advanced Museum of science and technology in the country. The Chinese call it a "Temple of science" and invest in his equipment an obscene amount of money. In 2008 the Museum was opened after extensive renovation.
Planetarium occupies two buildings. The first was built in the mid-twentieth century. Today it offers exhibitions of achievements of East and West, as well as the auditorium. The diameter of the dome on which is projected a video with the celestial phenomena, constellations, planets and comets, is 23.5 meters. Sessions are held every 45 minutes.
the second building is equipped with 3D and 4D video room, two observatories and several thematic halls with interactive panels.
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Planetarium Zeiss

Bochum, Germany
Planetarium Carl Zeiss opened in 1964 and since then is one of the most popular attractions in Bochum. He was recently reconstructed in the Central hall is now an established optical instrument company Zeiss, which gives full-dome projection of the night sky. This is the first tourist planetarium in the world with this projection: the viewer is watching the stars as if standing in the open air!
in addition to the projection hall, the planetarium, there are many other areas which regularly hosts interesting exhibitions, devoted to planets, stars and achievements in the world of astronomy.
About other sights of Bochum, read city guide.

Hayden Planetarium

new York, USA
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Hayden Planetarium is one of the departments of the American Museum of natural history in new York. It is divided into several levels. On the top a Star theatre where observing various celestial phenomena, stars, motion of planets, comets and other celestial bodies.
At the bottom of the sphere there is another cinema. In this short 4-minute program showing how the universe evolved and explain the Big Bang theory. Even in a planetarium you can visually explore the Geology of the earth, structure of other planets and galaxies, to observe the movement of tectonic plates the earth's crust.
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Observatory and the planetarium of the Aosta valley

Val d'aosta, Italy
In the mountains of the stars, as we know, seen much better. Observatory of the Val d Aosta is located on the height of 1600 meters above sea level. Built in 2003, it is equipped with the most modern equipment to monitor the planets and luminaries. Look at Jupiter, Mars and the rings of Saturn directly in the open air, taking advantage of one of the seven powerful telescopes. Lectures for visitors to read scientists‑astronomers.
Observatory has a planetarium, the dome which derive the projection of stars and other celestial bodies. and it also show movies and educational lectures.
About the other attractions of the Val d Aosta read the guide region.

Planetarium in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany
One of the oldest planetarium in the world located in the heart of the City Park of Hamburg. Despite his age, his technical equipment is not "covered by the dust of ages": a few years ago, the planetarium is completely updated. Now tour in the starry world is in a huge hall 21 meters high, where visitors arrange enchanting laser show and sound.
in addition to the traditional view of the starry sky in the planetarium hosts numerous lectures, both for Amateur astronomers and for those whose knowledge of star distances is limited to school lessons. One of the most popular representations is called the "Dark side of the moon" ("Dark side of the moon") is a mix of images of celestial bodies, 3D show, laser effects. This performance is accompanied by music of Pink Floyd.
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Tycho Brahe Planetarium

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Cylindrical building with the angled top on the shore of the southernmost of the large lakes in Copenhagen can be seen from afar. It was built in 1988 by Danish architect Knud Munch specifically for placement of the ultra-modern planetarium. The complex was named in honor of the great astronomer Tycho Brahe, who managed without a telescope to open a new star in the constellation Cassiopeia.
Inside is a small Museum with telescopes and other devices to explore the heavenly life, but the most important is a fancy technique of theater of the new generation IMAX, where every hour films about space, stars and planets. Feelings are such, if you plow galaxy open spaces, you land on the moon or Mars and that you seek the jaws of a giant crocodile from the impenetrable tropical jungle. The films are in Danish, but for 30 euros you can get headphones with the English translation.
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Planetarium in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Planetarium, opened in 1948, more than half a century settled down in alekseevskoy Church of the Annunciation monastery, so visitors not only admired the stars, but with an Orthodox art and Church architecture were introduced. In the 90-ies the monastery was returned to Russian Orthodox Church, and the planetarium built a new building.
In the Large star hall with a 16-meter dome display program for visualizing the sky and the concerts, lectures and meetings with the astronauts and travelers. In the hall "Astronomy" created a realistic image of the sky, and in a hall "Space" you can see the most interesting and unique exhibit space simulator designed to practice skills of rendezvous and docking in the manual mode of the transport ship "Soyuz−TMA" with the International space station (ISS).
About other attractions in Nizhny Novgorod, read city guide.
the Rambler.Travel November 17, 2017 17:45