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 5th of May 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

In the Planetarium you can experience starry skies, galaxies, planets up close and lectures on astronomy and space travel in our Dome - the largest in northern Europe.

Mission

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.

Vision

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
Augustinus Fonden
Dir. J.P. Lund og Hustru Vilhelmine Født Bugges Legat
Ellehammerfonden
Frederiksberg Fonden
Industriens Fond
Knud Højgaards Fond
LB Fonden
Louis Petersens Legat

Nordea-fonden
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Otto Mønsted Fonden
Spar Nord Fonden
Thomas B. Thriges Fond
Villum Fonden
William Demant Fonden
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond

EU-project
Our Space Our Future

Sponsors and collaborators
Aquaporin A/S
Teleskop-express.de

Employees

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

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

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

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

Astrophysicist
Cecilie Sand Nørholm
csn@planetarium.dk
28 49 26 30

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

Team leader – shop and ticket sales
Mette-Marie Damgaard
mmd@planetarium.dk
42 44 77 67

Service assistent
Mohamad El Hassouni
meh@planetarium.dk
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 moon rock and more before or after your trip in the Dome.