Opening hours this week
Opening Hours

Monday 12.00 am - 6.30 pm, Tuesday 9.30 am - 8.00 pm, Wednesday 9.30 am - 8.00 pm , Tuesday 9.30 am - 9.00 pm, Friday 9.30 am - 9.45 pm, Saturday 9.30 am - 9.45 pm, Sunday 9.30 am - 7.15 pm

Planetarium has orders to close in the period 9 December 2020 to 17 January 2021 (both days inclusive) due to COVID-19. We will inform about reopening through web, FB and Instagram.

We hope for your understanding.

The opening hours can change due til private arrangements - read more

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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.

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
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
Bodum A/S


Mette Broksø Thygesen
Tel. 30 11 88 77

Economy Responsible
Klaus Hasforth
Tel. 31 39 13 11

Digital editor
Thomas Louis Vadont
Tel. 53 63 99 51

Technical Manager
Jacob Møller Pedersen
Tel. 60 61 54 50

Sales Manager
Christina Brodersen Chudner
Tel. 28 35 81 05

Account manager
Lesley Hansen
Tel. 28 56 95 19

Educational and development manager
Mads Kring
Tel. 24 40 29 20

Project coordinator
Lisbeth Walakira
Tel. 53 62 83 23

Service assistent
Mohamad El Hassouni
Tel. 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.


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