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The Planetarium in Lund

Ever since 1978 astronomers from Lund Observatory have invited the public to join us at the Planetarium and explore the starry night sky together.  The Planetarium was placed at Lund Observatory for a long time, but in 2010 it moved and is now located inside Vattenhallen  Science Center.

Both the Science Center and the Planetarium is closed on Mondays, and receives booked visits (schools, clubs, companies) on Tuesdays to Fridys.  The planetarium s open to the public on weekends and school breaks (the summer-, easter- and christmas vacations and the fall- and spring breaks). 

A small entrance fee wll get you into the Science Center and tickets to shows at the planetarium are extra.

Shows in English

From Earth to the Universe

Foto: ESO/B. Tafreshi
Photo: ESO/B. Tafreshi

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes.

Stars

Photo: NSC Creative

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS

Solar Storms

Photo: SDO, NASA

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcome questions from the audience after the show.

Our star, the Sun, is an everchanging and dynamic star.  The satellite mission STEREO is one of many missions whose job is to observe and study the Sun and its Solar Storms.  This twin satellite mission has given us exceptional views of our star and for the first time we are able to observe the entire solar surface.

Understanding Solar Storms is crucial since they can impact our life here on Earth. Coronal Mass Ejections and Radiobursts are observed and analysed to impove space weather forecasts.

We are astronomers

Photo: NSC Creative

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcome questions from the audience after the show.

Have you ever wondered what an astronomer does?  The world of the astronomers has changed.  Today it is rare to find the lone observer looking through a telescope in the dark.  Astronomers today form huge international collaborations in order to work together to solve some of the biggest questions of our time.

Stars and galaxies

Photo: ESO

This show is only offered to teenagers and an adult audience.

With the guidence of an astronomer from Lund Observatory we explore our universe together.  This show welcome audience interaction and to some degree it will be unique, every time.  Here we can discuss everything from starformations and stellar death to the large scale structure of the universe.


The Planetarium is a collaboration between The Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics and The Faculty of Engineering LTH.



How to see a show in English

We welcome international guests. 

Although shows in English are seldom scheduled we encourage you to contact the reception and make a request for one.  Given a small forewarning we can usually add a show in English to the weekend schedule.   

If you would like to request a show in English please contact the reception at phone: +46 46 222 43 51, e-mail: vattenhallen@lth.se or stop by.
  

Practical informatoin

Information about opening hours, shows and ticket prices can be found under Visit Us.
  

Group visits

The planetarium has 30 seats and room for one wheelchair.

Schools, teachers, companies, clubs and other groups, interested in astronomy, are welcome to book a show Tuesday-Friday. Phone our reception: 046 - 222 43 51 

Astronomers from Lund Observatory run the shows at the Planetarium. Use the opportunity to ask the questions you have been wondering about!

WELCOME!