Planetarium of Milan

Local namePlanetario Ulrico Hoepli
LocationMilan, Italy

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.

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Opening hours

Guided observations of the sky:
Generally take place every Sat and Sun afternoon (3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.).

Conferences:
Generally take place every Tue and Thu evening (9 p.m.).

Admission

Full: €5
Reduced (children up to 18, senior 65+): €3
Disabled visitors: free.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetario_di_Milano

Official Website http://www.comune.milano.it/planetario/

Email c.planetario@comune.milano.it

Phone +39-02-88463340

Address Corso Venezia, 57 20121 Milano, Italy

Coordinates 45°28'25.49" N 9°12'12.984" E

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