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“Universe on Tour”: Mobile planetarium in 15 German cities

Wissenschaftsjahr 2023 – Unser Universum: Auftakt zur Roadshow „Universe on Tour – Licht aus! Sterne an!” im Stadthafen Haedgehalbinsel in Rostock, 09. Mai 2023. Credit: BMBF / bundesfoto / Christina Czybik

The road show visualized by the Planetarium Berlin Foundation will be touring from May 10, 2023 “Universe on Tour” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through Germany. In a mobile planetarium and an accompanying exhibition, visitors experience visitors on a fascinating journey into space. Admission is free. As part of the “Science Year 2023 – Our Universe”, young and old have the opportunity to visit a mobile planetarium from May 10, 2023 and into the fascination of space immerse yourself – free of charge and in 15 German cities. The first stop of the roadshow is Rostock.
The road show shows in fascinating 360° programs in the dome of the mobile planetarium “Universe on Tour” the development of human observation of the sky – from the view into the sky with the naked eye to the invention of the telescope and today’s astronomy. One Accompanying exhibition informs about the importance of light as an information carrier as well as the Impact of light pollution on environment, population and astronomy. With hands-on activities How to the Citizen Science Project »Night Light STAGE« meet interested citizens and Citizens on researchers.

The Planetarium Berlin Foundation visualizes the planetarium program at each of the locations integrates the local research institutions and their current research results as part of an ever-changing program in the mobile dome. “I’m really looking forward, that with “Universe on Tour” we also reach people who otherwise have no planetarium in their area bring our wonderful cosmos closer with impressive 360° programs”, so Tim Florian Horn, Board Member of the Planetarium Berlin Foundation.

The “Universe on Tour” road show is a joint project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with the Society of German-speaking Planetariums e.V., the Planetarium Berlin Foundation, the Astronomical Society, the Association of Star Friends e.V. and the House of Astronomy under the umbrella of the “Science Year 2023 – Our Universe” of the BMBF. With exhibitions, school campaigns and hands-on offers, it invites you Year of Science Children and adults to an exchange with science and research around around the universe.

You can find further information and an overview of all locations of the roadshow until September
at https://www.wissenschaftsjahr.de/2023/universe-on-tour

This information is available here as a PDF (German) download.