Located at the heart of the Astronomical Observatory, the Planetarium of the University of Strasbourg brings astronomy within everyone's reach thanks to its dome screen, which simulates the night sky full of stars.
The Planetarium also offers guided tours of the Astronomical Observatory of Strasbourg's Great Dome, containing the famous Great Refractor telescope, built in 1880.
The Planetarium shows and the guided tour of the Great Dome are only offered in French (no audio guides).
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A journey through the world of stars. At the Planetarium, stars and nebulae are projected onto a hemispherical domed ceiling. The theater seats 65 people. The audio-visual equipment and a versatile technical device make it possible to show the sky at any period, from ancient times to the present day, seen from anywhere in the world. This device can also explain phenomena in astronomy as well as the complex star system seen through Astrophysics. Interactive experiments and temporary exhibitions are presented in the “crypt of the stars”. Skywatching at night can be done in the large domed observatory.
Due to the the coronavirus epidemic, all “places receiving public not indispensable to the life of the country” are closed until further notice.
The welcome desk of theTourist Office of Strasbourg is one of them.
However, we can still be reached by email: [email protected].