Planetarium Installations in Europe

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Steno Museet Aarhus © Steno Museet Aarhus

Steno Museet Aarhus
Universitetsparken
Århus
Denmark

In 1991, the Steno Museum, Denmark's museum for the history of science and medicine, was the first customer to opt in favor of the ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3 Planetarium, at that time still under development. The Aarhus Planetarium attracts large numbers of people.
 

1994

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B

© Baia Mare Planetarium

Planetariu Baia Mare
Baia Mare
Romania

In 2019, the Astronomical Center with planetarium celebrated its 50th birthday. It is the first public planetarium in Romania. Today, a SKYMASTER ZKP 4 planetarium projector with LED illumination creates the starry sky.
 

1969

8 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

2015

12 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

Volkssterrenwacht Beisbroek © Volkssterrenwacht Beisbroek

Planetarium Volkssterrenwacht
Beisbroek
Brugge
Belgium

After studying the market in detail, the decision for a new planetarium projector was made for ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3. Thanks to the close professional connection to ZEISS, the Planetarium was asked to serve as a test platform and extensively test the new ZKP 3/B control system. The conversion took place to the full satisfaction of the customer.

2002

7.3 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

2003

7.3 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B

TIT Planetarium Budapest © ZEISS Archive

TIT Planetarium Budapest
Népliget
Budapest
Hungary

Hungary's only large-dome planetarium is run by the Society for the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge. The building, a fine piece of architecture in the Népliget Park, is used for various kinds of events. The TIT Planetarium is also known for its special entertainment shows performed regularly since 1979.

1977

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/6

Il Planetario de L'Unione Sarda © ZEISS | R. Hasse

Il Planetario de L'Unione Sarda
Cagliari
Italy

The first Hybrid Planetarium comprising a 2-channel fulldome system and an opto-mechanical projection machine in Europe was put into operation in Italy in December 2011. In Cagliari, the largest city of Sardinia, ZEISS installed the first SPACEGATE Nova fulldome system together with a SKYMASTER ZKP 4 star projector.

2011

9 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Nova

Planetario Giovan Battista Amico © ZEISS Archive

Planetario Giovan Battista Amico
Cosenza
Italy

Named after the Cosentino Renaissance astronomer Giovan Battista Amico, a pioneer of modern astronomy, the Planetarium is equipped with one of the most advanced projection systems currently in Italy. Beside the regular shows, the planetarium offers a series of scientific conferences and special presentations for school groups.

2019

15 m

ZEISS STARMASTER ZMP and SPACEGATE Edition

Mallorca Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Mallorca Planetarium
Observatori Astronòmic de Mallorca
Costitx
Spain

Mallorca's only planetarium, located in the center of the island, forms part of the "Observatori Astronòmic de Mallorca" (OAM), an observatory enjoying a high scientific reputation. The planetarium's primary aim is to disseminate astronomical knowledge, especially among school children and young people.

2003

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

Ludiver Observatory and Planetarium © Ludiver Observatory and Planetarium

LUDIVER La Hague
Observatoire-planétarium du Cap de La Hague
Flottemanville-Tonneville
France

The building stands 180 m above sea level on the Flottemanville-Tonneville plateau on the Cotentin peninsula, a region where exceptionally clean air provides good visibility. There is a well-designed exhibition introducing visitors to astronomy. LUDIVER, a facility unique for the region, is reckoned to attract 45,000 visitors per year.

2000

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B

Gaziantep Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Planetarium
Gaziantep
Turkey

A sphere floating in between the inside and the outside of the building marks the Gaziantep science center, operated by the Ganziantep municipality. Most of the visitors are pupils learning about sciences. ZEISS delivered and installed all technical equipment of the planetarium.

2010

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto

Gdynia Marine Planetarium © Bartosz Dabrowski

Planetarium im. A. Ledóchowskiego Akademii Morskiej w Gdyni
Gdynia
Poland

The marine planetarium operates a ZEISS planetarium instruments since 1975. Although initially served only to students of the Marine Academy for navigational training, the Gdynia planetarium is now open to the public.

1975

8 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

2011

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4

Parque de las Ciencias © ZEISS Archive

Parque de las Ciencias
Planetarium
Granada
Spain

Parque de las Ciencias is an interactive museum of over 70.000 sqm. Located a few short minutes from the historic city centre of Granada, it has one of the most varied offers for cultural and scientific leisure in Europe. The planetarium features an upgraded SKYMASTER ZKP 3 projector with a new two-channel VELVET fulldome system.

1995

10 m

SKYMASTER ZKP 3

2008

10 m

Upgrade to ZKP 3/B

2009

10 m

SPACEGATE Quinto

2018

10 m

ZEISS VELVET

Hvězdárna Hradec Králové © ZEISS | V. Schorcht

Hvězdárna Hradec Králové
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

The observatory was built from 1947 till 1961. The ZKP 1 small size planetarium projector from ZEISS rendered service for decades. In 2015 the observatory opened its new planetarium building comprising a tilted 12 m dome with a ZEISS VELVET fulldome system.

1961

6.5 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

2015

12 m / 15°

ZEISS VELVET

Turkish Naval Academy © Engin Kalinyazgan

Turkish Naval Academy
Istanbul
Turkey

In 2005, ZEISS delivered the first of its new SKYMASTER ZKP 4 series of planetarium projectors to the Turkish Naval Academy. The machine is used to train the cadets in astronomical navigation at sea. Instructors and cadets are enthusiastic about the efficient capabilities offered by the projector for navigation training.

1961

6 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

2005

6 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4

Sternenturm Planetarium © ZEISS | G. Helmer

Sternenturm
Planetarium Judenburg
Judenburg
Austria

The planetarium of Judenburg (Austria) has an exceptional location – 50 m above ground in the medieval city tower. The star theater is reached by way of a glass-walled panorama lift passing between the bell cages on its way up. The planetarium adds to Styria’s attractions an outstanding educational, cultural and leisure facility, where astronomy, spaceflight and other topics are presented in exciting ways.

2006

8.5 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto

Museum of Cosmonautics © Kaluga Planetarium

Planetarium Museum of Cosmonautics
Kaluga
Russian Federation

In 1967 the Kaluga planetarium was opened for the public. The first Japanese instrument was replaced with a SKYMASTER planetarium from ZEISS. A mid-size projector ZEISS SPACEMASTER RFP has been the main projection machine for 20 years. In 2008 the refurbishment of the museum's planetarium brought a new ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 combined with powerdome SPACEGATE fulldome video.

1987

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

1989

10 m

ZEISS SPACEMASTER

2009

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto

KOŠICE STM PLANETARIUM © Bartolomej Cisár

Planetérium
Slovenské technické múzeum Košice
Košice
Slovak Republic

The astronomical complex was put into operation in 1975. The museum purchased a small projection planetarium ZKP 1 from ZEISS. It was the first planetarium in a slovak museum. In 1982 the instrument was replaced with a new SKYMASTER ZKP 2 planetarium. The STM planetarium has been visited by more than 400,000 visitors.

1975

8 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

1982

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

Planetarium und Sternwarte Kreuzlingen © Planetarium Kreuzlingen

Planetarium und Sternwarte
Kreuzlingen
Kreuzlingen
Switzerland

The Planetarium at Lake Constance. The foundation Kreuzlingen Planetarium and Observatory is the owner of planetarium and observatory. It takes care of the infrastructure, whereas the local astronomical society runs the facilities. Latest technical upgrade features a ZEISS VELVET fulldome system.

2002

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

2015

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/C

2016

10 m

ZEISS VELVET

Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian © ZEISS Archive

Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisboa
Portugal

The planetarium of Lisbon is integrated in the city's Marine Museum. The facility is one of Europe's largest. The installation of the ZEISS Mark IX UNIVERSARIUM projector has regained the planetarium a leading rank among the world's most modern star theaters.

1965

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/4

2004

23 m

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX

Civico Planetario di Milano © ZEISS Archive

Civico Planetario di Milano
Milano
Italy

The planetarium building dates back to the 1920s with the typical portico entrance. The ZEISS Mark IV planetarium projector is still in service and complemented by two ZEISS VELVET projectors since 2015.

1930

20 m

ZEISS Mark II

1968

20 m

ZEISS Mark IV

20015

20 m

ZEISS VELVET
(no fulldome)

Civico Planetario  “F. Martino” © ZEISS Archive

Civico Planetario
“F. Martino” di Modena
Modena
Italy

The planetarium was founded in 1975 by two physics professors, Mario Umberto Lugli and the late Francesco Martino, who saw the planetarium not only as the most suitable and spectacular tool for astronomy teaching, but also as a place where they could find inspirations for all those disciplines related to astronomy.

1990

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

Volkssternwarte und Planetarium „Adolph Diesterweg“ © ZEISS Archive

Planetarium Moscow
Moscow
Russian Federation

On June 12th, 2011, after comprehensive renovation, Moscow's Planetarium was reopened to the public. At the heart of the 25-m planetarium dome (the largest in Europe) is a Mark IX star projector. This is the third ZEISS planetarium machine put into operation since the facility was inaugurated back in 1929.

1929

25 m

ZEISS Mark II

1977

25 m

ZEISS UPP 23/8

2011

25 m

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX

Pamplona Planetarium © ZEISS | V. Schorcht

Planetario de Pamplona
Pamplona, ​​Navarra
Spain

The Pamplona Planetarium is currently part of the Navarra Public Society of Culture, Sports and Leisure Infrastructures (NICDO). Its main objective is scientific dissemination using the starry sky as a motivating element. The productions of the Pamplona Planetarium can be seen in many other planetariums in Spain and around the world.

1993

20 m

ZEISS Mark VI A

Planetarium of the Palais de la découverte © ZEISS Archive

Planétarium
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
Paris
France

The big draw at the Paris World Exhibition in 1937 was the ZEISS Planetarium. 60 years later, public shows were resumed with an entirely new planetarium projector, the ZEISS STARMASTER ZMP. The Palais de la découverte in Paris is believed to be visited by every child in France. It is remarkable to note that almost all shows are live presentations with the starry sky as the main feature. During a longer reconstrauction phase of the Palais the planetarium is using a mobile digital projection system from ZEISS.

1937

23 m

ZEISS Mark II

1979

15 m

ZEISS SPACEMASTER

1997

15 m

ZEISS STARMASTER

2019

8 m

ZEISS ZSL-F90

Planetario di Ravenna © ZEISS Archive

Il Planetario di
Ravenna
Italy

The Planetarium of Ravenna is located in the public gardens of the city. Together with the mosaics and UNESCO monuments it represents a crucial stage for all schools in the region and beyond.

1985

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

Planétarium de Reims © ZEISS | M. Wiechmann

Planétarium de Reims
Reims
France

The planetarium has been moved to its new location in 2013. The astronomical presentations are commented live by trained moderators and are directed at the general public. The main focus in the exhibition hall is the place of the human being in the universe.

1980

6 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

2013

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

Orion Planetarium © Orion Planetarium

Orion Planetarium
Rødding
(Jels)
Denmark

The Orion Planetarium is one of the very first featuring the ZEISS ZKP 3 SKYMASTER planetarium system from ZEISS. In 2003 an upgrade of the entire control system converted the planetarium to a SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B model.

1993

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B

Vitenfabrikken Sandnes © ZEISS Archive

Vitenfabrikken
Planetariet
Sandnes
Norway

Located in the south of Stavanger, part of the education center named "Vitenfabrikken" (knowledge factory), the planetarium fascinates its patrons with a projection system that is a combination of ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 and powerdome SPACEGATE Quinto.

2008

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto

2019

8 m

ZEISS VELVET

Sternwarte- Planetarium Sirius © Sternwarte-Planetarium Sirius

Sternwarte- Planetarium Sirius
Schwanden ob Sigriswil
Switzerland

The foundation “Sternwarte-Planetarium SIRIUS” ownes both, observatory and planetarium. It is operating the facilities and supports astronomical education in the region. Since 2010 a SKYMASTER ZKP 4 projector in combination with the SPACEGATE Quinto fulldome system serve as main instruments.

1990

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

2010

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED with SPACEGATE Quinto

Planetarium Schwaz © Planetarium Schwaz

Planetarium Schwaz GmbH
Schwaz
Austria

It took only nine months to build the Zeiss Planetarium in Schwaz, an extraordinary cultural, educational and event center. The planetarium's main focus is on astronomical education, for both young people and adults, while it also promotes the region's efforts to bring education into accord with leisure and tourism.

2001

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

2006

8 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B with SPACEGATE Quinto

L‘Hemisfèric Valencia © ZEISS | V. Schorcht

L‘Hemisfèric Valencia
València
Spain

The "city of the arts and sciences" is certainly unique, comprising a palace of the arts, a domed theater called L'Hemisfèric, a science museum and an oceanographic park. Designed by Spain's top architect Santiago Calatrava, the buildings radiate lively freshness and bold elegance. In 2007, ZEISS installed a powerdome EDITION fulldome system.

1998

24 m / 30°

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark VIII TD

2007

24 m / 30°

ZEISS EDITION Fulldome System

Vienna Zeiss Planetarium © ZEISS | V. Schorcht

Planetarium der Stadt Wien
Zeiss Planetarium
Wien
Austria

In 1927 the city became the first place outside of Germany to have a planetarium. A new planetarium was built in the Kaisergarten, close to the giant Ferris wheel at the edge of the Prater, in 1962-64. In 2002 a new ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX has been installed, complemented with digital dome projections by means of ZEISS VELVET projectors. The projectors have been upgraded to VELVET LED end of 2020.

1927

20 m

ZEISS Mark II

1964

20 m

ZEISS Mark IV

2002

20 m

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX

2015

20 m

ZEISS VELVET

2020

20 m

ZEISS VELVET LED

Cultural and Educational Center Yaroslavl © A. Lobanov

Cultural and Educational Center
“Valentina Tereshkova”
Yaroslavl
Russia

The center consists of a planetarium, an observatory, a space travel museum, exibition halls and the trans-force media café. The planetarium is equipped with a ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 small-size planetarium and a SPACEGATE Nova fulldome system. ZEISS also assisted the client in designing and planning the planetarium.

2011

12 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Nova