Toruń Planetarium astronomy shows popular screenings covering practically the whole range of astronomical knowledge.
Several performances specially prepared for children are:
- A wonderful journey in 2001 (38 minutes) - for children aged 6 to 8 years
- The colors of the cosmos (40 minutes) - for children aged 8-11 years
- Quest for Fire and Ice - (40 minutes) - for children aged 8-10 years
The heart of the planetarium is a RFP projector of the German company Carl Zeiss, which is used to play back the appearance of the sky. On the artificial sky (dome with a diameter of 15 m), we can observe the system of 6000 stars visible to the naked eye, the configuration of the planets against the zodiac constellations system, phases of the moon, eclipses.
A huge role in creating spatial moving pictures on the planetarium's sky plays the video projection system. Visual capabilities, complemented by projectors for special effects and a modern sound system make Toruń Planetarium, one of the most modern and most interesting buildings in this part of Europe.
Planetarium in Torun hosts as well an Orbitarium, where an interesting set of interactive equipment and models that explain interesting phenomena of the universe has been prepared.
Here you can see how it happens that distant signal reaches us late, or how much a man would weight, when living on Mars or Saturn and why has Jupiter a turbulent atmosphere?
The suspended screens display also short animations and trace the fate of other space missions and enable the visitors to get to know the planets of the solar system.
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Planetarium is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Showtimes can be found at the attraction's website. Closed on MondaysTickets adults:
On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays discount tickets for all visitors.