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Rome finally sees itself returned your Planetaryan evocative place housed in the Museum of Roman Civilization, and a destination for many citizens passionate about astronomy who will be able to visit it again from tomorrow, April 22nd.

In the new Planetarium in Rome “Sky Explorer”, the software thanks to which the known Universe will no longer have secrets

The Planetarium in Rome reopens its doors to the public after a long period of closure due to numerous works, necessary both for the maintenance of an extraordinary point of observation of the sky and for the scientific study of the celestial bodies, as for the safety of the visitors, who waited until today to see again it has been modernized. if and also enriched in technology.

The long wait to go back to the Planetarium, in fact, will be rewarded starting tomorrow with the discovery of new cutting-edge tools. available to the public.

In addition to being able to admire the magnificence of the cosmos and fully enjoy, in the absence of artificial light pollution, the wonder of the starry sky, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the universe and its evolution.

In particular, it will be possible attend ad hoc science shows by Planetarium astronomers give it to her 98 seats reclining and arranged like an amphitheater on three levels with the gaze directed towards the great dome and the guiding voice of astronomers who will explain what we observe live.

An already fantastic world will become even more an immersive experience that adds to the scientific offer of Rome Planetarium what enjoy today of the most advanced display technologies.

Unlike the old optomechanical projection system, which was limited to reproducing the starry sky seen from Earth, the new advanced software “Sky Explorer” allows to reconstruct all aspects of an entire virtual universe in the great vault of the dome, adding the depth dimension, and enter the sky to navigate in any direction of space-time.

The visit, therefore, is not in a Planetarium, but in a vastness of planets and celestial bodies, where to better understand for how long it was incomprehensible to man, astronomical events that occurred in the past or that are expected to happen in the future are up to rebuilt.

In the dome, which looks like a hemispherical screen measuring 300 square meters and 14 meters in diameter, there will be projections, and to illuminate the celestial bodies in the dome will provide a powerful new digital system of ultra-high contrast laser video projectors, with 4K resolutiona technology that allows you to achieve perfect darkness of the night sky, realistically modulate the shades of lights and shadows of the Milky Way, and highlight the brightest stars and the surfaces of the planets.

New software makes it possible to store and manage a large amount of data and make updates in real time, in order to allow the new planetarium to showcase the latest astronomical innovations and discoveries from the scientific community.

The show “Planetarium: Return to the Stars”

A 45-minute show that will be a journey through space and time, will welcome visitors to this new function of the Planetarium. Starting tomorrow, April 22, it will be possible to admire it for the first time as an original production of the scientific team of the Planetarium of Rome. Reruns will take place from Tuesday to Friday for schools in the morning (from April 26) and in the afternoon for the rest of the public.

Here are all the times for “Planetarium: return to the stars”

  • April 22nd to June 12th and September 20th:

Tuesday to Friday 16:00 – 17:00 – 18:00; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10:00 am – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • From June 14th to September 18th:

Tuesday to Sunday 19:00 – 21:00 – 22:00

Closed May 1st, August 15th

For all information and reservations for visits and shows, see the website Rome Planetarium

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