Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen

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  • The planetarium from afar (the oval building)
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    The planetarium.

    by cachaseiro Updated Jan 20, 2013

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    Copenhagen planetarium.

    The Tycho Brahe planetarium is worth a visit and for that matter nice to look at from the outside too.
    it also has an IMAX cinema and a good restaurant.
    The architecture of the place is quite different and sitting by the end of one of the Copenhagen lakes makes it a bit of a landmark.

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    Tycho Brahe Planetarium

    by ValbyDK Updated May 4, 2012

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    Tycho Brahe Planetarium is Denmark’s most advanced centre for astronomy, space research, and natural science. It opened on November 1, 1989 and is named after famous Danish astrologer and alchemist Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).

    The Planetarium is split into sections: A permanent exhibition - called the Active Universe - about the solar and lunar systems and the exploration of space, an IMAX Space Theatre with an almost 1,000 square meter dome-shaped movie screen, a new digital 3D-cinema showing 3 or 4 short films every hour throughout the day, and a kind of spacebase where you try different activities.

    In connection to Tycho Brahe Planetarium is a restaurant with a very scenic view of Skt. Jørgens Lake - the outdoor terrace is a nice place in the summertime.

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    Tycho Brahe

    by marielexoteria Updated Sep 4, 2007

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    The planetarium from afar (the oval building)

    Do you like learning about space, planets and other celestial bodies? Do you have an interest in astronomy? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then Tycho Brahe is the place for you. And if you answered "no" to both, go anyway and give it a chance.

    The heart of the planetarium is their IMAX theater. Comfy chairs and a BIG movie screen with great sound won't make you disappointed. Their movies start with the monthly star presentation (only in Danish). As of when I visited it (Sept 2006), the movies were only with Danish audio but English audio is available if you buy headphones at the register for 15DKK. Those headphones look like regular ones but I don't know, however, if bringing your own will help in case they have to turn on the sound or something. Plug the headphones to your chair, sit back and enjoy!

    While you wait for the movie to start, you can walk around their space exhibition or maybe buy a souvenir in their Star Shop.

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    Tycho Brahe Planetarium

    by Sjalen Written Dec 4, 2006

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    The characteristic building that is the planetarium is easy to spot. There is an IMAX with all sorts of films on nature, space and archaeology but of course also the planetarium itself with shows. You can rent an audioguide in English for the shows. If you are more interested in the famous 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, you should head for the island of Ven (now Swedish) in the strait between the two countries as that is where he had his observatory. A fascinating place.

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    Tycho Brahe

    by jonkb Written Apr 7, 2004

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    Tycho Brahe IMAX theatre

    This planetarium has got some interesting facts, but not much more. Some interactive things was nice, such as the probability for life on another planet.

    The theatre is the main attraction. Showing specialiazed movies on a canvas that fills your entire field of view. That's what an IMAX theatre does.

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    Tycho Brahe Planetarium

    by NunoF Written Jan 12, 2004

    The quite unique design of the Planetarium building is among the most remarkable sights in Copenhagen. In the Planetarium is possible to render the starry sky just as it looks on a clear night.
    Unfortunately we didn't get into, so we only saw it from outside.

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    IMAX Tycho Brahe Planetarium

    by piccolina Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Has been the first attraction that we visited just arrived in Copenaghen. We thought to find in it all about Astronomy and Universe, ...but with some disappointment we discovered that the main attaction was the spectacular IMAX-films ? the largest film format in the world ? that showed us nature's magnificence, whether they take you below the surface of the sea, out in space or into the jungle. The films are shown on a very big dome-shaped screen which gives you the impression of being part of the on-screen action. Each show starts with a brief description of the actual night sky.
    We watched a movie called "Coral Reef Adventure"..a story of the real-life expedition of two underwater explores, and we must admit....it was amazing.
    Opening hours:
    10.30 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.
    Wednesday & Thursday:
    9.45 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.
    Holidays:
    9.30 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.

    Price for Imax Film
    Adults 85 DKK (about 12 Eur)
    Children 65 DKK ( about 10 Eur)

    Most of the shows are narrated in danish. If you would like to hear the english narration headphones are availeble at the ticketsale for DKK 15 (about 2 Eur)

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    Planetarium is a MUST

    by satara Updated May 31, 2003

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    The fondest memory from my visit to Copenhagen on cold February was visit to Tycho Brache Planetarium and OmniMax Theater. We watched a movie about Egypt mysteries with English narration. Was very cool to lie down in these "pilot" chairs and "fly" together with the scenes on the screen.. Wonderful feeling! So give it a try..
    And you can leave for yourself the headphones you get when buy a ticket with narration - actually I doubt people need them and maybe would prefer to get their money back.>:)
    The ticket price to omnimax theater is around 85 DDK per person.

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    The history of Tycho Brahe...

    by Herttuli Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The history of Tycho Brahe Planetarium
    The Planetarium was inaugurated on October 31, 1989, and opened on November 1, 1989.

    The financial basis for the Planetarium was founded in November 1983 when Bodil and Helge Pedersen made a donation of D.kr. 50 million for the construction of a planetarium in Copenhagen.

    The old saltstore building area in the center of Copenhagen and by the lake of Sct. J¢rgen was chosen as an ideal place for the Planetarium. The saltstore building had earlier served as a music place, but the building was demolished and the foundation removed. Architect MAA Knud Munk's project was chosen, and the construction of the building was started in the autumn of 1987.

    The laying of the foundation stone took place on February 22, 1988. This date was not chosen by coincidence. Exactly on this day two planets, Mars and Uranus, were in a rare close conjunction, i.e. observed from the Earth they were very close to each other in the sky. The name of the planet Uranus originates from 'Uranos' - the Greek word for God of the sky. Therefore the foundation behind the Tycho Brahe Planetarium & Omnimaxtater is called the Urania Foundation. The planet Mars played a major part in the astronomer Tycho Brahe's work with determination of positions - a work which became of great importance to the astronomy for many centuries.

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  • Tyco Brahe Planetarium

    by Annebl Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Learn about astronomy and space research in an interesting and innovative way, and see spectacular movies on lots of different topics in the IMAX theatre.

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