The Milan Planetarium is the largest and most important planetarium in Italy. It is located in the Gardens of Porta Venezia, in the Porta Venezia district of Milan. It was established in 1930, and has been in operation since then.
The Planetarium building was inaugurated on May 20, 1930. It was designed by architect Piero Portaluppi for Ulrico Hoepli, who donated it to Milan. It has an octagonal base and it is 19.6 meters in diameter, with an overall capacity of 300 seats. The dome-shaped screen is decorated with the silhouette of the Milan skyline as it was in 1930.
The scene is created by a Zeiss IV star projector, which has been in use since 1968.
Guided observations of the sky:
Generally take place every Sat and Sun afternoon (3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.).
Generally take place every Tue and Thu evening (9 p.m.).
Reduced (children up to 18, senior 65+): €3
Disabled visitors: free.
Official Website http://www.comune.milano.it/planetario/
Address Corso Venezia, 57 20121 Milano, Italy
Coordinates 45°28'25.49" N 9°12'12.984" E