Zeiss Major Planetarium

Local nameZeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin
LocationBerlin, Germany

The Zeiss Major Planetarium is a planetarium in Berlin and one of the largest modern stellar theatres in Europe. It was opened in 1987 on the borders of the Ernst-Thälmann-Park housing estates in the Prenzlauer Berg locality of Berlin.

Planning for the area commenced with old gas works to be torn down by 1981. The 750 anniversary of Berlin gave an opportunity to the communist government to create a new style of housing estates with decorative high-rise residential buildings, a cultural centre with restaurants and a planetarium supposed to be larger than the old one in the Archenhold Observatory of Berlin. The building from architect Erhardt Gißke was opened on schedule on 9 October 1987. The dome of the main hall has a diameter of 23 metres and it is currently equipped with a Universarium IX planetarium projector from Carl Zeiss AG.

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

Official Website https://sdtb.de/Zeiss-Grossplanetarium.25.0.html

Address Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin, DE

Coordinates 52°32'34.887" N 13°25'41.174" E

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