Belgrade Planetarium

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Belgrade Planetarium

Belgrade Planetarium is one of two planetariums in Serbia. It is operated by the Astronomical Society Ruđer Bošković.

History[edit]

The planetarium's instrument, little Zeiss's planetarium ZKP-2 (Zeiss Kleine Planetarium-2), was purchased at the Belgrade Fair of technology in 1966 thanks to J. B. Tito, after an initiative of the members of the Society. It is located in a specially adapted oriental Turkish bath from the 19th century in the lower city of the Belgrade Fortress. Unofficially, it started working in 1969, and officially in the 1970. The planetarium's hall has a diameter of eight meters and eighty seats.

The main visitors to the planetarium are students of Belgrade primary and high schools. Following periodic activities of the Society are taking place in the Planetarium:

  • Astronomy courses for beginners (spring and autumn; in spring of 2007, the eightieth course was held)
  • Belgrade Astronomical weekend
  • Summer astronomy meetings

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