THE PLANETARIUM


Summer schedule 2022:

The planetarium will be open to the public Tuesdays-Saturdays this summer (note that we are closed during midsummer). 

Most days we schedule shows in Swedish, but you can make a request and we will add a show in English.  On Tuesdays this summer we will always have a show in English:
 

June 21 - at 12:00 h.Expedition Reef!
June 28 - at 12:00 h.Out There: The quest for extrasolar worlds
July 5 - at 12:00 h.From Earth to the Universe
July 12 - at 12:00 h.Satelix (New!)
July 19 - at 12:00 h.Seeing!
July 26 - at 12:00 h.Out There: The quest for extrasolar worlds
August 2 - at 12:00 h.Expedition Reef!
August 9 - at 12:00 h.Phantom of the Universe

 


With many of us living in urban areas we are rarely able to look up and enjoy a truly dark night sky full of stars, planets and our Milky Way.  Due to the complication of clouds and weather, organizing such observations on a large scale is challenging.  This is why we love and appreciate the simulated night sky in the Planetarium.

Following a donation from Carl Springer, Lund Observatory started a planetarium in 1978.  For a long time the Lund Univsersity planetarium was placed at Lund Observatory, and was at the time equipped with an optomechanical GOTO projector.  But in 2010 the planetarium moved and now it is located at Vattenhallen  Science Center, open to booked visitors and to the public year round.  

In 2012 the Planetarium got a major upgrade.  The old optomechanical projector retired and now you will find a modern digital projector at the heart of the Planetarium.  This projector is connected to a row of high-end computers that simulate what you see on the dome above you.

A small entrance fee will get you into the Science Center and tickets to shows at the planetarium are extra.  


The Planetarium is a collaboration between The Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics and The Faculty of Engineering LTH.





The Meridian

Astronomy Podcast 
(in English)

An insight into the life and work of our astronomers. 

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