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Big Moscow planetarium

Big Moscow planetarium

Сountry: Russia

Locality: Moscow

Nearest metro station: Barrikadnaya

Established: 1929



Big Moscow planetariumAfter the long time of reconstruction the renovated Big Moscow planetarium grew up on 6 meters. The area of the planetarium grew up in the 6 times. Moscow planetarium is oldest planetarium in Russia and one of the biggest in the world.

Now the area of the planetarium is 17000 m2. On the 4 levels there are two museums, 4D cinema, and the park of the sky. In the park there are two observatories. If you are hungry there are four cafeterias where you can have a bite to eat.

Big Moscow planetariumIn the park of the sky there is a collection of astronomical equipment, a museum in the open air, and two observatories. In the big star hall was installed newest projector Universarium M9 what gives you possibility see more that 9000 stars.

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Creation history

The idea of the planetarium in Moscow belonged to David Riazanov Soviet. In Germany bought the newest equipment and in 1929 was established new building of planetarium project by M. Barsh and M. Sinyavsky. In 1994 the planetarium was closed for a restoration. After long 17 years in 2011 the Big Moscow planetarium was opened again and now you can see stars and visit far cosmos.

How to find

Go to metro station Barrikadnaya and exit to the Barrikadnaya street. On this street turn left and go to crossroad with Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya street. Again turn left and go on this street to the building № 7. Here is a entry to the planetarium (Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya street bld. 5/1).