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Celebrating a Century of Visual Wonders.

The stars were only the beginning

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We would like to thank the Carl-Zeiss Foundation for supporting the international anniversary as our main benefactor!

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100 years of fascination

Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated by the starry sky and the mysteries of the universe.

In 1923, the starry sky was brought down to earth: The first planetarium projector was unveiled in Jena.

On May 7, 1925, the first planetarium went into operation with the opening of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Today, planetariums uncover the secrets of the universe for you – planetariums are a gateway to space; they also inform and inspire by creating visual and musical worlds of experience.

Planetariums have evolved greatly since 1923. Today, the entire universe can be presented realistically and, as it were, to touch; this sets new standards in science education. In addition to vivid presentations of scientific content, live concerts, laser shows and other cultural offerings fascinate visitors and make their eyes light up. Every visit to the planetarium stimulates thought, discussion and further storytelling.

From 2023 to 2025, celebrate the “Centennial of the Planetarium” with us worldwide – we cordially invite you!

Infographic Planetarium activities

Flyer "Centennial of the Planetarium" (pdf)