Welcome to Planetarium
Planetarium conveys the knowledge of astronomy in the form of films, exhibitions, lectures and other special events.
High subject knowledge, service and quality are key elements in our contact with the audience.
Planetarium wants to be known and respected as the country’s leading and inspiring science center that conveys knowledge about astronomy in a fun and entertaining way.
The heart of the Planetarium, the Dome, which is the largest screen in Northern Europe, offers a very special film experience.
Join amazing journeys into the infinite universe, visit distant planets and much more.
It all began with a solar eclipse
The couple Helge and Bodil Pedersen were very interested in astronomy. Solar eclipses were especially high on their wish list when the couple travelled around the world.
Helge Pedersen saw his first solar eclipse in Mauritania in 1973. He was very impressed by this amazing natural phenomenon. Therefore, he had no doubt at all that it was something that he wanted to experience again.
In 1980, Bodil and Helge went to Kenya on a solar eclipse trip. Helge was also in Siberia in 1981 and in Java in 1983. It was during the solar eclipse trip to Java that Bodil and Helge got the same idea of building a planetarium in Denmark.
The desire to give more people the opportunity to experience the beauty of the starry sky and the fascinating universe of astronomy was always conscious in their minds.
To realize the project, Bodil and Helge Pedersen contributed 50 million through the Urania Fund to construct a planetarium. The dream came true when the Planetarium opened it’s doors to the universe on 01th November 1989.
The building is designed by architect Knud Munk.
Sponsors and contributors
Our sponsors and contributors help us with our purpose; to spread the knowledge of science in general and astronomy about space travel in particular.
Thanks to our sponsors and contributors:
A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formål
Dir. J.P. Lund og Hustru Vilhelmine Født Bugges Legat
Knud Højgaards Fond
Louis Petersens Legat
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Otto Mønsted Fonden
Spar Nord Fonden
Thomas B. Thriges Fond
William Demant Fonden
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Our Space Our Future
Sponsors and collaborators
Mette Broksø Thygesen
30 11 88 77
31 39 13 11
Head of Outreach and Education
24 40 29 20
Majbritt Lin Walbom
50 77 89 94
Cecilie Sand Nørholm
28 49 26 30
51 89 32 89
22 66 86 34
22 35 42 53
Marcus Willis Albertsen
40 57 03 93
22 67 05 25
Mohamad El Hassouni
53 66 27 73
The shop at the Planetarium offers something for everyone! We have a large selection of educational toys, books and gift ideas.
Practical information to help you plan your visit.
Explore Planetarium’s exhibitions: Learn where we come from, see the moon rock and more before or after your trip in the Dome.