The digital planetarium, located in the building of the Regional Museum of Natural History in Plovdiv was built in 2015 by the American company Evans & Sutherland, a world leader in the field. The planetarium boasts a dome 8 meters in diameter, and is equipped with a special projector with a “fisheye” lens, allowing projection on the entire dome simultaneously. The planetarium software simulates visiting various locations in the Cosmos, objects and phenomena that occur in the Universe, and its biggest advantage is that it works in real time. The planetarium accommodates 50 seats.

Each show can be conducted in English with prior group reservation.

Planetarium shows:

Preservign Our Precious Planet 2D

This film is a joint production of the Regional Natural History Museum-Plovdiv and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The film presents ESA’s activities in weather observation and forecasting and in the prevention of natural and man-made disasters. Important topics such as the climate and environmental problems of the Earth and types of nature-friendly economies are touched upon. All this is presented in a suitable way for young and old, as it is important for all of us to know how to protect our planet Earth.

From Earth to the Universe 2D

The night sky, beautiful and mysterious, has been a source of stories and myths since humans exist on Earth. Only recently we have begun to discover and understand our place in the cosmos. The show “From Earth to the Universe” is a colorful and inspiring journey to the farthest reaches of the Universe. On the way from Earth to Space, you will learn many interesting facts about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, as well as the latest giant telescopes that allow us to peer deeper into the Universe. As a spectator, you will explore the solar system and the violent eruptions of the Sun. If you have ever wondered how stars are born and die, this show is for you!

Cosmic Quest 2D

This documentary explores some of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) most iconic space missions. The show represents ESA’s involvement in major international efforts such as the International Space Station and the Hubble Telescope. You will be introduced to the highly successful robotic missions such as Planck and ATHENA, which explore all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, from microwaves to gamma rays. They will fly the tour of the Solar System, starting with the Sun and the new Solar Orbiter mission, through the planets and exciting classic and upcoming planetary missions such as BepiColombo, Venus Express, ExoMars, JUICE and Cassini. The Rosetta mission will take viewers to comets and the outer reaches of the heliosphere.

The Hot and Energetic Universe 2D

This documentary presents with the use of immersive visualizations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.

Search for the Edge of the Solar system 2D

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar system – NASA launched its space explorer Interstellar Boundary Explorer or IBEX in 2008. Its main objective is to study the most distant reaches of the solar system. IBEX’s observations reach areas with extremely low temperatures and extreme radiation conditions, where interstellar space starts. “Тhe edge” of the solar systemis a place where the sun’s rays hardly reach and the magnetic shield protecting planets from the ubiquitous cosmic radiation is absolutely minimal.

Two Small Pieces of Glass 2D

This show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. This film follows the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

Phantom of the Universe 2D

This show showcases an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. From this movie you will learn how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.

Sea Monsters 3D

Sea Monsters is the title of 3D show for a true prehistoric adventure. This production will transport you back to the late Cretaceous, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. As you travel through the most dangerous oceans in history, you will encounter long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles, huge fish, ferocious sharks and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur.

limit: 7 yr. Old