Brno Observatory and Planetarium
Written by Tereza Brozova
To experience the athmosphere of flying into space, to look into the microworld, to discover the secret of life, to immerse yourself into the realm of fantasy, to partially reveal the future and live a science-fiction story – visit Brno Observatory and Planetarium situated near the city center in a picturesque park Kravi hora. The whole building was reconstructed and now it ranks among the most modern institution of this kind in Moravia.
A modern hall of one of the largest planetariums in the Czech Republic offers many composed performances with extraordinary projection of the artificial sky for public and school excursions. Everybody can engage into the mysteries of natural phenomena even deeper at Exploratorium. The multipurpose hall is interesting due to exploration of space through touch, hearing and sight. It includes a unique exhibition of meteorites. There is space for the presentation of interesting results of all natural sciences but also for exhibitions, professional training, workshops, interesting happenings and concerts. There is a beautiful view of a large part of the city of Brno, but also much further from the top of the hill Kravi hora. There are many telescopes used for public commented monitoring of the Sun and interesting evening sky in the Observatory and Planetarium in Brno, situated in South Moravian Region, however, it is attractive even in a bad weather.
The Digitatium hall immerses the visitors with its scene and sound. The series of special projectors combined with tens of computers can conjure a surprisingly true model of the space on the projection screen. The repertoire of the Digitarium does not include only astronomical shows, you will be taken to the places that are ordinary hard to get to – under water, inside a human body, to the near future or to the microworld. Many of the shows are simultaneously projected in English thanks to headphones, which are available on request at the ticket desk. There is also a shop with souvenirs and refreshments and all exhibitions are wheelchair accessible.
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