Planetarium Installations in Europe

Selection

Steno Museet Aarhus Denmark
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
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
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
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
Mallorca Planetarium
Observatori Astronòmic de Mallorca
Costitx
Spain
Majorca'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 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 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
Planetarium Im. Antoniego Ledóchowskiego
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
2003 8 m ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4
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 SPACEGATE Quinto fulldome system.
1995
10 m ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3
2008
10 m Upgrade to ZKP 3/B
2009 10 m ZEISS SPACEGATE Quinto
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
Istanbul Naval Academy
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 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
PlanetariumMuseum 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 ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto
Sternwarte und Planetarium
Königsleiten
Austria
Known for magnificent waterfalls and unspoilt sceneries within a national park, Königsleiten has more than merely nature to fascinate its visitors. At 1,800 m above sea level, the planetarium holds the height record among Europe's planetariums. Located in a holiday resort aptly named "Sterngucker" (star gazer), the planetarium is directly connected with an observatory. 
1997 7 m ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3
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
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 new 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
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
2015 20 m ZEISS VELVET
(no fulldome)
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
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
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.
1937 23 m ZEISS Mark II
1979 15 m ZEISS SPACEMASTER
1997 15 m ZEISS STARMASTER
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
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
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
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 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
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° geneigt ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark VIII TD
2007 24 m / 30° geneigt ZEISS EDITION
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 since 2015.
1927 20 m ZEISS Mark II
1964 20 m ZEISS Mark IV
2002 20 m UNIVERSARIUM M IX
2015 20 m ZEISS VELVET
Planetarium Yaroslavl
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. Photo: A. Lobanov.
2011 12 m ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Nova
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