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The Planetarium in Lund

With many of us living in urban areas we are rarely able to look up and enjoy a truly dark night sky full of stars, planets and our Milky Way.  Due to the complication of clouds and weather, organizing such observations on a large scale is challenging.  This is why we love and appreciate the simulated night sky in the Planetarium.

Following a donation from Carl Springer, Lund Observatory started a planetarium in 1978.  For a long time the Lund Univsersity planetarium was placed at Lund Observatory, and was at the time equipped with an optomechanical GOTO projector.  But in 2010 the planetarium moved and now it is located at Vattenhallen  Science Center, open to booked visitors and to the public year round.  

In 2012 the Planetarium got a major upgrade.  The old optomechanical projector retired and now you will find a modern digital projector at the heart of the Planetarium.  This projector is connected to a row of high-end computers that simulate what you see on the dome above you.

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

For more information about current shows please go here

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: 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!