This planetarium works in a planet-shaped building, finished in 1966 by architecht Enrique Jan. Its dome has 20 mts wide. A projector system and laser device pointing the dome give shows about the Universe formation, with exhibits of 8900 stars, constellations and nebulous.
You can go to the Sivori museum, then to the planetario and then to the Malba museum. they are all very close...
Funciona en un singular edificio con forma de planeta, construido en 1966 por el arquitecto Enrique Jan. Su cúpula tiene 20 metros de diámetro. Un sistema de proyectores y equipos láser dirigidos a esa cúpula brindan diversos espectáculos sobre la conformación del universo, con la exhibición de 8900 estrellas fijas, constelaciones y nebulosas.
Un tour ideal seria ir al museo Sivori, despues al planetario y de ahi al Malba, todos quedan muy cerca.
The planetarium was built in 1966 by architect Enrique Jan. It looks like a planet with its 60 feet wide cupola.
An astronomic map with up to 8900 fixed stars, constelations and nebulas, and different laser shows are projected on the inside of the dome. There is also a permanent exhibit of meteorites, telescopes and other space-related materials.
The capacity of the Planetarium is 360 people.
Tickets: USD 1.5. Seniors and students: free
Built on the land of a defunct 19th century Cricket Grounds where the city's first soccer team played, the Plaza Del Planetario was laid out and the following year the Planetario Galileo Galilei was unveiled. The planetarium structure was designed by the architect Enrique Jan and was named by the city a site of historical importance.
Inside the planetarium show "illustrates the origin of planets and constellations recreating the firmament and movements. Eclipses, Dawns and firmament of any date or place". Yep, that's just what I would have written. (Thanks Clarin)
You can also view a replica of the first lunar module and a 3,390lb chunk of meteorite.
The A/V program is shown on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm. Museum Hours Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 4pm to 7pm.
The "Planetario Galileo Galilei" is an amazing place, not only due to its outstanding architecture but because of all there is to see in there.
You will definitely find its show and museum interesting, whether you re interested in astronomy or not.
it looks like a planet from outside
and from the inside you can see the stars and the whole galaxy