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Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen

The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the southern end of Skt. Jørgens Sø. It is named after astronomer Tycho Brahe. It was designed by MAA Knud Munk and opened on November 1, 1989.
The planetarium is built where the theater Saltlageret was previously located. The foundation stone was placed on February 22, 1988, and the planetarium opened on November 1, 1989. The financial basis for building the planetarium was a 5,000,000 DKK donation by Bodil and Helge Petersen to the Urania foundation, which administered the construction of the planetarium.
The planetarium has an IMAX theater, as well as a star projector which can show 4,000 stars, the sun, and the planets of our solar system.

The presentation of the planetarium

Tycho Brahe Planetarium is Denmark's most advanced centre for popularizing astronomy and space research and promoting knowledge on natural science.

A giant screen experience

Al day long we present the spectacular IMAX films – the largest film format in the world and digital 3D films – that show you nature's magnificence, whether they take you below the surface of the sea, out in space or into the jungle.

The films are shown on our 1000 m2 dome-shaped screen which gives you the impression of being part of the on-screen action. Each show starts with a brief description of the actual night sky. Seated in the comfortable flight seats you can look forward to an hour with no time or space limitations. Most of our shows are narrated in Danish. If you would like to hear the English narration, headphones are availeble at the ticketsale for DKK 20.

In our permanent exhibition, The Active Universe, you'll find the answers to some of the mysteries of space. If you are interested in our planet, in the universe or in the twinkling stars, the exhibition on natural science, astronomy and space travel is a must. (Source: Tycho Brahe Planetarium & wikipedia)

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