In the Zeiss Planetarium in the Silver Town of Schwaz, you can nearly touch the starlit sky.
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In the Zeiss Planetarium Schwaz you can reach for the stars: Unlike in astronomical observatories, in a planetarium visitors do not watch the stars through a telescope, but the glimmering stars are artificially projected into the facility. Optic precision devices of the global technology company Zeiss as well as a 360 degree video equipment with sound system and effect projectors transform the cupola of the Zeiss Planetarium into space.
The Planetarium in Schwaz offers shows on various topics, for instance black holes, the origins of life, astronautics, and cosmic occurrences like solar and lunar eclipses. In the cupola room, the focus is set on providing information about the starry sky to children.
Furthermore there are Starry Fairy-tales for adults and children, organised on a regular basis: Characters like the Moon Bear, or Flappi, the bat, show and explain the starlit sky and the cosmos. The galactic event centre can be found only 30 metres away from the famous Schwaz Silver Mine.
The planetarium will remain closed in 2021, and will reopen on Easter 2022.