Rome Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

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Rome Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Italy

Twenty years after the closing of the historic planetarium, the city's new planetarium will open on May 27th 2004. The complex includes a museum and documentation centre for astronomical sciences, and occupies a hall of about 300 sqm with a dome 14 metres in diameter.

The new planetarium features a state-of-the-art optical-digital projector and 100 seating places made up of comfortable armchairs laid out in concentric rows.

On the dome-cum-screen visitors can admire spectacular images of stars, constellations and galaxies, accompanied by carefully selected background music.

The Astronomy Museum takes visitors on a journey from the Earth into the Universe via the broad themes of space, time and the origin of the elements with large scale models of the planets, diorama and interactive multimedia with astro videogames.

Each month has a new programme of shows. Check the incomeing events

Telephone booking should be made at least 15 minutes before the start of each show. Weekday shows at 9:30 and 11:00 are for schools groups.

Opening: Tue-Sun h9am-2pm (closed Mon)
Show at the Planetarium: h 9.30am - 11am - 12.30am
Planetarium + Astronomy Museum:
€ € 6.50 - € 8.50 full price ticket
€ € 4.50 schools, 6-8 years and adults over 65 - Free for children under 6
Planetarium + Astronomy Museum + Museum of Roman Civilisation:
€ 8.5 full price ticket
€ 4.5 schools, 6-8 years and adults over 65 - Free for children under 6

At Museo della Civiltà Romana. Piazza G. Agnelli, 10 (Roma Eur)
Telephone: +39 060608 Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.

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