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The majority of people, especially those living in cities, see no real starry sky: buildings, city illumination, clouds do not let them do this. The planetarium located in the building of the State Museum of Cosmonautics History lets you see starry sky with its constellations, comets, starshowers, galaxies, observe solar and lunar eclipses, to enjoy the view of the Earth from space to visit Moon and Mars, to translate to the North Pole and Tropics. It opened its doors for its first visitors in October 1967. 100 soft cosy chairs, moving globes of Mars, Earth, Moon and starry sky are installed in the special round hall of the planetarium. Also one can see there the Sikhote-Alin meteorite weighting 40.5 kg, which fell in the Far East on 12 February 1947 during the Sikhote-Alin starshower. The planetarium organises lectures with fascinating visual effects.
In 2009, the newest German planetarium model Carl Zeiss was installed in the museum, which allows to demonstrate full-dome programmes with stirring imitation of your presence in the outer space. So, admirers of astronomy, the oldest and beautiful science, will not only learn news about the Earth and the Universe, but will also get an emotional charge during lectures.
Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday –11.00, 12.30, 14.30, 16.00; day off – Monday, last Friday of the month - cleaning day.