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Local time: 14:47:29, Altitude: 319m, Official WWW website:

Silesian Planetarium is the largest and oldest planetarium in Poland . It is located in the southern part of the country in the city Chorzow , about 10km from Katowice . Silesian Planetarium was founded in 1995 in commemoration of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.


Silesian Planetarium is equipped with modern instruments and devices able to project artificial sky on a special, cupola-shaped screen. Its diameter is 23m. The capacity of the room is 400 persons. What the visitors can see is the true copy of the real sky. It is interesting that Silesian Planetarium can show the view of the sky from different places on Earth. Due to mobile projectors, visitors can watch the Sun, the Moon, the Universe, planets and various galaxies and their movement and rotation in different time periods. Silesian Planetarium also features programmes called "To the Edge of the Universe", "Lights on the Sky", "Islands of the Space", "Great Birth", "Night Wayfarers", "Earth Neighbours", "View of the Sky in Various Countries", the "Life of the Star" and other interesting popular programs.

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Silesian Planetarium offers an exhibition called the Treasures of the Earth, and a view into a meteorological and seismic station. Another attraction in Silesian Planetarium is an astronomical observatory with the biggest telescope in Poland . Visitors can observe the Sun, the night sky, the Moon, the stars, craters, comets and star clusters.

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Admission: 12 PLN (adults) and 6 PLN (discout) . Observatory: 2 PLN. "Treasures of the Earth" Exhibition: 3 PLN. Seismic station: 3 PLN. Meteorological station: 4 PLN.

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GPS: 50.2906, 18.9921
Altitude: 319 m
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Last update: 2012-10-11 20:09:12

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