Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Let’s enjoy the magic of the night sky by making an unforgettable journey to the Moscow Planetarium.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The Planetarium in Moscow was opened on November 5, 1929.  In the 1960s, the Planetarium was used as an educational center for the first Russian cosmonauts. It had been functioning till 1994 and closed after that due to bad condition. The building was abandoned for 17 years and then reopened on June 12, 2011 following reconstruction. Its dome was elevated and embraced another floor.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The ‘Uranium’ museum is located right on the first floor. It is dedicated to history of the planetarium and embraces various instruments and methods of Universe perception.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The first version of Carl Zeiss projector installed at the planetarium. It consists of two balls one of which is cut revealing the internal part of the device.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The second version of the projector. A metal screen rotating inside covers the lamp for a second making the stars twinkle.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

This place is devoted to the sea.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Let’s climb the second level that embraces hall 2 of the ‘Urania’ museum. Here celestial bodies of the Universe are presented.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Models of all planets can be observed. The Earth and the Moon are on the foreground.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Collection of meteorites.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

A large stellar hall is located on the third level. A modern projector of the starry arch is situated right here. A session lasts for 30 minutes. You will get a chance to look at the starry arch projection, listen to the story about celestial bodies and watch a movie about cosmic objects projected over the entire dome of the building.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The interactive museum ‘Lunarium’.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The exhibits explain various physical phenomena that can be  touched.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Flattening of a sphere during its rotation.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

In vacuum a stone and a feather fall down with a similar speed.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Electronic chips are made of silicon monocrystals.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Space curvature (light triangle).

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

How a tornado is born.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The celestial park embracing ancient and new systems of Universe cognition are based in a park.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The indicators mark the distance between the objects and also their direction.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Two observatories with different refractors.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Radar telescope.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The clock has four vertical dials pointing at the north, west, south and east, as well as horizontal, polar and equatorial dials.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

An armillary sphere  is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Vertical solar clock supplied with a calendar.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Equatorial and celestial clocks.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Stonehenge in miniature.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Did you know that Stonehenge was used as an observatory?

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The arrow of Odyssey.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

North celestial hemisphere.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Have you ever enjoyed looking at the celestial sky depicted on an umbrella?

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

The equatorial solar clock.

Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium

Reopening Of The Moscow PlanetariumSouth hemisphere.

Location: Moscow

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13 thoughts on “Reopening Of The Moscow Planetarium”

  1. Socialism is scientific! The quantum computer Universe is reality; ideas of the mind are reflections of the reality. Objective reality (matter) is the product of “information” created by the Big Bang c.13.5 billion years ago.

    • Sean, I lived in Russia for years and also visit NY. There is no comparison, NY is far, far cleaner and modern, people in Russia are poor and ‘make do’, Moscow is a country into itself where the leaches feed upon their ill gotten gains while the rest starve out on Vodka.

  2. I always loved Soviet architectural constructivism! It looks so cool, old style futuristic, which opened the way for the now well known international style. The planetarium of Moscow is legendary and it is reborn in such new state-of-the-art look.

  3. What is odd about the exhibits is that the signs are written first in German, then in Chinese, then in Russian then in English. Did the Germans build the museum?

    • No, it was reconstructed by Russian corporation Monarch.
      http://mon-arch.ru/en/objects/46/770
      Just googled it. I think the reason the German and Chinese appear first is that they are considered more useful since due to the geographical reasons and easier ways to get a Russian Visa for citizens of continental Europe (and Germans are the most traveling nation in the world) and China in comparison to UK and US. So, Germans and Chinese are the most frequent visitors. I guess. This guess down not address why Russian is not first in the list.

  4. The marbles,the pyramides,the sunchasers and the meteorites,hell yeah,these are the things that have my attention right now,think about the strange weather effects in the atmosphere last few years……greetings from Holland

  5. i am three times visit in blanetourium trichi first time there is bragscima 100 star nearest sun famile earth now nebullah nearest in earth,

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