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Kapteyn Mobile Planetarium

Update: due to the corona pandemic, we are offering an alternative. With a screen of over three meters wide and two and a half meters high, we are able to give shows safely. On this screen we are showing the same footage as in the mobile planetarium. Booking can be done by filling in the online application form.

Het mobiele planetarium van het Kapteyn Instituut

The Kapteyn Mobile Planetarium is an inflatable dome of 3.5 meters high and 6 meters in diameter. On the inside of dome interactive films are projected of the starry sky and all the beauty in the universe. The dome is intended for educational purposes and will therefore mainly be used for school visits. A whole school class fits inside the dome.

Book the planetarium

If you are interested to get a visit from the planetarium, you can fill in the online application form. To avoid disappointment, it is wise to first check whether the date of your preference does not already have a booking. This can be done by looking in the planetarium agenda. More information about the teaching material and costs can be found under "More information".

Please note that the dome can only be used indoors; an empty space of at least 7 by 7 meters is therefore required with a high ceiling. The planetarium is intended for educational purposes and will therefore mainly be used for school visits in the northern provinces of the Netherlands. In the central / southern provinces, the day is supervised by the Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Astronomie with a similar mobile planetarium.

Last modified:31 July 2021 11.32 a.m.
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