The Planetarium "Galileo Galilei"

Galileo Galilei Planetarium, located in the forests of Palermo, has adapted to different ages shows.

The construction of the Planetarium Galileo Galilei began in 1962. The then Mayor Eugenio Schettini it opened December 20, 1966.
The building has five floors, six stairs (one coil) and a circular room 20 meters in diameter with 360 reclining seats.

On the esplanade of access to the Planetarium you can see a metallic meteorite found in 1965 in the province of Chaco.

Its hemispherical dome is 20 meters in diameter and internally roofed with aluminum, which serves as a display. The center is located the heart: the real planetarium.

The instrument is called the planetarium is a device 5 meters high and 2.5 tons, which is about one hundred projectors. It consists of a cylindrical shell with independent projectors for the moon, sun and planets visible to the naked eye, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and two spheres at the extremes which project 8,900 stars. The device, branded Zeiss, is a modern version created in the 30s in Germany.

A system of projectors and lasers aimed at the dome provide a variety of shows on the formation of the universe, with the exhibition of 8900 fixed stars, constellations and nebulae.

The hemisphere is mounted on a network of 5,300 interconnected steel bars, aluminum plates and wood, curved glass and iron-based U-shaped, ie six equilateral triangles whose vertices arranged to result in a circle.

Nearly seven million people have already seen some of the 25,000 functions provided for three decades.

The museum's first floor displays a moon rock brought to Earth Apollo XI for the Planetarium. Was a gift from former U.S. President Richard Nixon (who later would give a spy scandal).

In the slabs of the driveway, brought from Neuquén, you can find ammonites, marine fossils extinct for about 100 million years.

Av.Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán s / n (February 3 Park)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Phone: 4771-6629 / 4776-6895


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