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.

In the Dome Theatre there are shows every day. Most are narrated to Danish, but it is possible to have English narration in headphones. During summertime there are normally a few shows in English every day.

Exhibition[edit]

The exhibition underwent a major renovation in 2017, and the new exhibition Made in Space opened in February 2018. The exhibition was made in collaboration with Tony-winning, London based designers, 59 Productions, and was made on a donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation. The exhibition is an interactive and including exhibition, telling the story of how all of the elements that make up a human originally came from space.

The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is home to the largest lunar rock that can be seen outside the US. Weighing more than 200 grams, it was brought back to Earth by the crew on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

There are also two smaller exhibitions. One about space technology and the other about Tycho Brahe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Tycho Brahe Planetarium.

External links[edit]

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