The first optical planetarium of the country opened its gates in Pécs in 1970. Instead of the former observatory today a brand new planetarium awaits visitors in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter. This is the first place in Europe where a digital projector of this type with outstanding picture quality and resolution serves the public.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PLANETARIUM?
The planetarium is the ’theatre of the sky’ where the exact image of the sky is projected on the cupola ceiling. Neither the time of the day nor the weather affect the quality and experience of the shows. We can see such stars and signs we would otherwise be unable to due to our (light) polluted environment. Thanks to digital technology we can travel the time back in the past or in the future, reaching the most distant corners of the universe.
PLANETARIUM IN THE ZSOLNAY CULTURAL QUARTER
A Digitarium Kappa type projector awaits visitors in the 8-meter cupola. The venue is ready to accommodate 45 people at once and it offers an amazing recreational time for all ages. The primary aim of the planetarium is to spread information on astronomy, space research and other natural sciences. It discusses interrelation and interdependence.