Celebrating a Century of Visual Wonders.
Contact for sponsors: Christina Guth, CGW GmbH
The final element of the Centennial celebrations is going to be the 100th Birthday itself: On May 7th, 1925, the world’s first planetarium was opened. This “birthday of the planetariums” will be celebrated by today’s planetariums every year on May 7th.
The 100th birthday, on May 7th, 2025, will be the closing highlight of the anniversary year.
The details of this worldwide celebration are still being prepared. It is envisioned as a global event, taking place on all continents on the same day. Part of this vision is that the event will be hosted not at one or two planetariums, but online-streamed elements of the celebration will be contributed from numerous planetariums around the world, all part of a pre-planned choreography of celebrations that “move” around the globe on this special day.
Elements to be included from the contributing planetariums should include addresses by patrons, celebrities, and scientists, as well as from politics and industry; live streamed contributions from scientifically relevant places (e.g. from large observatories, or even from space), as well as special planetarium presentation (arts and science visualisation highlights) that are streamed live as part of the global celebration.