The guide to the Eugenides Foundation’s Planetarium states: “The planetarium […] became an excellent way for millions of people to learn things they believed were beyond their learning abilities, for older generations to share their knowledge with younger ones and for experts to come into contact with the layman.” This incredible opportunity provided by the Planetarium makes it a modern scientific centre for everyone, a simple, accessible and entirely comprehensible vehicle for everyone, young and old, to explore the wonders of the universe and of the world we live in.
A journey through space
Thanks to the Planetarium’s enormous dome (25 metres in diameter with a surface area of 950 square metres) visitors can explore the life of the cosmos, understand our solar system and the universe beyond, discover hidden worlds, learn about the dinosaurs (their life and disappearance), meteor showers and the Northern Lights, asteroids and comets. The Planetarium’s programme is constantly being renewed and enriched with new shows and presentations, which are shown every morning Monday through Sunday (9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on weekends) as well as afternoons and evenings (the last show is usually around 8:30 p.m.). These presentations are suitable for children age 5 and above – with suggested age limits established so that the presentations are clearly understandable.
New show: Polaris. The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night
A penguin and a polar bear meet on the Arctic ice and become friends as they endeavor to unravel the mystery of “why polar nights are so long”. A charming story offering knowledge and entertainment for both children and adults. If you have kids, this is a must.