From Madrid to the sky… and the stars

By | 15 April, 2016 | 0 comments

Much further than the museums, restaurants, shops and parks, we have nothing else but the sky… Not just the sky in Madrid, represented by the old painting masters, but rather the starry sky that is brought closer to us by the Madrid Planetarium. Located in Parque Enrique Tierno Galván (Metro Méndez Álvaro), this year it celebrates its twentieth anniversary by having reached its objective of spreading its love for science and astronomy.

Its projection room, with a 57-feet dome, is one of its main attractions. Inside you can see short audiovisual creations produced by the Planetarium itself on different astronomic subjects, such as the relations between planets, the scale of the Universe, etc. Also, this museum of the stars has three exhibition areas, each filled with curiosities on the intergalactic world and documents of interest such as those related to the Halley comet, the exploration of Neptune or the sky in the Southern Hemisphere.

Thanks to its 50 projectors, It has an excellent technical system to simulate galaxies, the Solar System, constellations and even black holes. All of this will make you feel like a privileged observer, something which you could also do from the tower of its observatory standing at 91 feet, although Madrid perhaps isn’t the best place to see the stars from. However, its Coudé refracting telescope will allow you to see some interesting things from its small 10-feet dome.

Tickets for the Planetarium cost 3.60€ for adults and 1.80€ for children, and you can check the timetable here. In this link you can also find information on the different activities and projections, many of them designed especially for children. In regards to the exhibitions, until the end of May you can enjoy Art in the Universe and Mars Landscapes.

Categories: Arte y cultura

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*