Tycho Brahe Planetarium

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Tycho Brahe Planetarium

The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the southern end of Skt. Jørgens Sø. It is named after astronomer Tycho Brahe. It was designed by MAA Knud Munk and opened on November 1, 1989.[1]

The planetarium is built where the theater Saltlageret was previously located. The foundation stone was placed on February 22, 1988, and the planetarium opened on November 1, 1989. The financial basis for building the planetarium was a 50,000,000 DKK donation by Bodil and Helge Petersen to the Urania foundation, which administered the construction of the planetarium.

The planetarium has an IMAX theater, as well as a digital system which can show more than 10,000 stars. Before each show the guests are taken on a spacejourney using the new Digital Universe.[2]

Exhibition[edit]

The permanent exhibition 'The Active Universe' has information about astronomy, space and spacetravel. Here is one of the largest lunar rocks on display in the world, with a mass of just over 200 g. It was brought back from the Moon by the Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972. You can also see the Heat-1X Tycho Brahe spacerocket that was launched by Copenhagen Suborbitals in 2011.

In March 2013 the new activity 'A Journey through Space' opened, in one of the side corridors of the exhibition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Tycho Brahe Planetarium. 
  2. ^ http://planetariet.dk/english

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°40′28″N 12°33′29″E / 55.67444°N 12.55806°E / 55.67444; 12.55806