Planetarium of Bogotá

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Planetarium of Bogotá
Planetario de Bogotá
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EstablishedDecember 22, 1969
LocationBogotá, Colombia
Coordinates4°36′44″N 74°4′8″W / 4.61222°N 74.06889°W / 4.61222; -74.06889Coordinates: 4°36′44″N 74°4′8″W / 4.61222°N 74.06889°W / 4.61222; -74.06889
TypeScience museum, Planetarium
WebsitePlanetario de Bogotá

The Planetarium of Bogotá is a cultural center and planetarium located in the International Center of Bogota, Colombia, within Independence Park.[1] Its dome has a 23-metre screen cupola.[2]


The Planetarium was built at the initiative of Mayor Virgilio Barco Vargas in 1967, and officially opened on December 22, 1969. This was the first of a set of nine museums, which operate today as a cultural center in the city. The Planetarium also contains a Space Museum, a Public Library and a Conference Auditorium.[3] The building also housed in the beginning, the Natural Science Museum, the Film District and the Museum of Modern Art.

In 2008, when the city turned 470 years old, the Planetarium bought a new projector. In order to provide better service to visitors, a public souvenir shop and a modern café were created.

In 2011 began the final stage of planetary remodeling which reinforced the structure, improved signage, renewed dome projection screen, expanded capacity and built the Space Museum, which consists of five interactive rooms.


  1. ^ Jaime Johnson. Bogota and Beyond. pp. 157–. GGKEY:DE7E8GEAAWR. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  2. ^ Michelin (1 March 2011). Colombia Green Guide Michelin 2012-2013. MICHELIN. pp. 177–. ISBN 978-2-06-718208-0. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ Mercer Human Res Consulting, Inc. (20 March 2009). The Global Manager's Guide to Living and Working Abroad: Western Europe and the Americas: Western Europe and the Americas. ABC-CLIO. pp. 93–. ISBN 978-0-313-35884-5. Retrieved 6 September 2013.