Photos

Photographer's Note

First congratulations to all Argentina for the the great World Cup campaign. I was cheering for you "hermanos", you showed how to really play soccer in a world cup.

Here a funny joke in the title. This is the Galileo Galilei Planetarium, that to me look like a starship. So we have to visions for the title, one is this a alien starship or second the planetatium seems aliens in the space. :)

The Galileo Galilei planetarium, commonly known as Planetario, is located in Parque Tres de Febrero in the Palermo district.

The idea that Buenos Aires should have a planetarium began to take shape in 1958 by an agreement between Socialist Councilman José Luis Peña and the municipal Secretary of Culture, Dr. Aldo Cocca.

Construction began under the direction of architect Enrique Jan in 1962, and it was inaugurated on December 20, 1966. The first function was carried out on June 13, 1967 for the students of "Escuela Comercial Nº 1" of Banfield and "Santa Unión de los Sagrados Corazones" of Capital Federal. Professor of geography and mathematics Antonio Cornejo showed them the sky over Buenos Aires, Argentine Antarctica and the South Pole, as well as demonstrating the orientation of the southern cross. The facility was officially opened to the public on April 5, 1968.

asajernigan has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 263
Points: 4
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Andre Bonavita (bona) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1272 W: 116 N: 2483] (12309)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH