In the centre of Olsztyn, visitors to the capital of Warmia and Mazury will find a characteristic building on top of which a dome shimmers with silver flashes...

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The Olsztyn Panetarium has been one of the major tourist attractions of the city for almost 40 years. Keeping balance between entertainment and education, it offers popular shows whose main value is visual attractiveness as well as educational courses under the artificial sky presenting astronomical knowledge which is part of school curricula.


New technologies

On the 539th anniversary of Nicolaus Copernicus' birthday, on Feb. 19, 2012, the Olsztyn Planetarium inaugurated a new digital projection system. Two video projectors are equipped with optics sufficient to cover the whole dome of the projection hall with a 16-million-pixel picture. The picture which surrounds the viewer is controlled live with software which facilitates presenting the starry sky and celestial phenomena as they happen at any moment and in any place on Earth or in space. We can also watch objects in the close and distant Universe while wandering among planets, stars, and galaxies. The projection system works also as a projector for films made in the fulldome technology which are shown by our Planetarium.

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

Not only shows

Entering the Planetarium hall, it is worth looking at an identical copy of Sputnik 1, which went into space on Oct. 4, 1957, as the first artificial satellite of Earth.  Both the upstairs as well as downstairs hall house permanent exhibitions where visitors can see images of space objects, miniatures of astronomical instruments from Copernicus' times, and temporary exhibitions frequently arranged.