Planetario de la ciudad de Buenos Bires Galileo Galilei.
If you haven`t been to a Planetarium before then the Planetario Galileo Galilei in Buenos Aires comes highly recommended. The building itself is modern with a huge dome and can be found in the Parque Tres Febrero in the Palermo district.
Many people compare it to the planetarium in New York City. The doors to the Planetarium first opened in 1968 to the public. The aim is to make scientific knowledge and academia available to all people. The staff working there are really passionate about their jobs.
What can be seen at the Galileo Galilei Planetario?
The Planetarium is equipped with a new star projector, an immersive Full Dome video system , Dolby 5.1, a renewed inner dome, ambient lighting with LED technology and 4D 260 seats that have a shareholding system interactively. It makes it one of the leading Planetariums in Latin America.
The immersive projection takes you basically anywhere in the cosmos where you can get a glimpse of planets, stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters. You will also be able to see a simulation of eclipses , transits , meteor showers , travel and over flights deep sky objects such as nebulae , star clusters , galaxies, etc.
[ale_alert style=”green”] You need to have a basic understanding of Spanish otherwise you will not be able to follow the show. Unless you just want to sit back and get transformed into a galaxy beyond. [/ale_alert]
During the show the dome is transformed to a starry sky at night and they also show educational videos.
Best time to visit Planetario Galileo Galilei?
There is quite a lot to do in the Palermo area and you could easily incorporate a visit to the Paseo de Rosedal, Jardin Japones or just a stroll in the park during the day. At night time however the building is lit up with bright blue and purple bands and it looks beautiful. The only problem is that if you are alone then you might feel a little scared to be walking alone in the parks and I wouldn`t recommend it.
Tickets and information.
Tickets are on sale daily at the ticket office. Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30. The building is closed on Mondays. Tickets cost $25 pesos.
[ale_alert style=”green”] Please note that tickets can not be pre-booked or reserved. [/ale_alert]
Where: Av. Sarmiento y Belisario Roldon, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
When: 21 October 2013
This article was featured on Zimio Buenos Aires Argentina.