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01.11.2020

Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen

Braga Planetarium Tycho is located at the southern tip of Lake Sanskrit Jorgens Sø in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was designed by MAA Knud Munch (1936-2016) and opened on November 1, 1989. It is named after the astronomer Tycho Brahe.

Th planetarium built where the theater Saltlageret was previously located. The first foundation stone was laid on February 22, 1988, and the planetarium opened on November 1, 1989. The financial basis for the construction of the planetarium was a donation of DKK 50,000,000 to the Bodil Pedersen Fonden Foundation Uraniafonden, who managed the construction of the planetarium. planetarium. Since 1989, Bodil Pedersen Fonden also awarded the annual Tycho Brahe Medal.

In 2017 the exhibition was overhauled, and in February 2018 opened a new exhibition Made in Space. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with London designers 59 Productions, who received the title of Tony, and was donated by the AP Møller Foundation. Fonden. It is an interactive exhibition that shows how all the elements that make up a person originally came from outer space.

The planetarium Tycho Brahe is home to the largest lunar rock that can be seen outside the United States. Weighing over 200 grams, it was brought to Earth by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972.

At the Dome Theater, performances are held every day. OMNIMAX and 3D films are also shown in the center. Most of them are voiced in Danish, but it is possible to narrate in English in headphones. In summer there are usually several shows in English every day. There are also two small exhibitions. One is about space technology, and the other is about Tycho Braga.

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