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Welcome to Planetarium

Planetarium is Denmark's most advanced centre for popularizing astronomy and space research and promoting knowledge on natural science.It all began with a solar eclipse.

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 those who donate allow us to give all our visitors a great experience.

Stjernehoben
The Planetarium klub for sponsors and contributors is named Stjernehoben. They help us to fulfill our purpose; to impart knowledge of science in general and astronomy in particular.

 

 

Thanks to our sponsors and contributors
Bodil Pedersen Fonden
Thomas B. Thriges Fond
Nordea-fonden
Dir. J.P. Lund og Hustru Vilhelmine Bugge’s Legat
Laybourn El A/S
Direktør K. Steinmanns Fond
SimCorp A/S
Frederik og Emma Kraghs Mindelegat
Advokatfirmaet C.E. Jensen og C.E. Jensens Fond
Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond
BALSLEV
Bodum A/S

Employees

CEO
Mette Broksø Thygesen
Mail: mbt@planetarium.dk
Tel. 30 11 88 77

Economy Responsible
Klaus Hasforth
Mail: kha@planetarium.dk
Tel. 31 39 13 11

Digital editor
Thomas Louis Vadont
Mail. tlv@planetarium.dk
Tel. 53 63 99 51

Technicians
Tonny Søgaard Pedersen
Mail: tsp@planetarium.dk
Tlf. 40 58 44 77

Bent Nilsson (currently on sabbatical)

 

 

Sales Manager
Christina Brodersen Chudner
Mail: cbc@planetarium.dk
Tlf. 28 35 81 05

Account manager
Lesley Hansen
Mail: lha@planetarium.dk
Tlf. 28 56 95 19

Educational and development manager
Mads Kring
Mail: mkr@planetarium.dk
Tlf. 24 40 29 20

Project coordinator
Lisbeth Walakira
Mail: low@planetarium.dk
Tlf. 53 62 83 23

Service assistent
Mohamad El Hassouni
Mail: meh@planetarium.dk
Tlf. 53 66 27 73

Planetarium shop

The shop at the Planetarium offers something for everyone! We have a large selection of educational toys, books and gift ideas.

Practical information

Practical information to help you plan your visit.

Exhibitions

Explore Planetarium’s exhibitions: Learn where we come from, see the moonstone and more before or after your trip in the Dome.