New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

This astrophysical center of Novosibirsk is the largest planetarium in Siberia and the forth largest planetarium in Russia. It includes two astrophysical towers where they are going to install telescopes shortly (including a solar one), a Foucault tower and a TV studio. The planetarium opened in 2012.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

Construction works started in April, 2011.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The planetarium’s total area is 2,500 m2. The territory in front of the building is designed as a park featuring astronomic elements such as planets, asteroids and komets.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The astrophysical center has been designed by architects I. Popovsky and L. Sikoruk.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

They wanted to make it look like a space ship that had just landed in Novosibirsk.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

This Foucault tower is 15 meters tall.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

Inside the tower is a 15-meter long pendulum intended to demonstrate rotation of the Earth.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

A sun-clock.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The building includes two floors. The main floor features a cloakroom, a TV studio and other administrative rooms, while on the second floor you will find a hall seating 120 persons and a cafe.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

Visitors of the planetarium will be met by this compass showing exact coordinates.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The second floor.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The lobby on the main floor.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The “Star Hall” is equipped with a screen of 16 meters in diameter and BARCO digital projectors allowing to create presence effect while showing pictures send from the satellites online.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

The cafe.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

An extension ladder.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

There are 20 planetariums is Russia but the one in Novosibirsk is the only one boasting its status of also being an institution of supplementary education.

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk

Location: Novosibirsk

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1 thought on “New Planetarium Opens In Novosibirsk”

  1. Russia builds this (a testament to the secularism of the Soviets); in the U.S. they build mega-churches (a testament to superstition and ignorance) and prisons.

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