#OPENSPACES – PLANETARIUM RELOADED
Ex Dogana – via Dello Scalo San Lorenzo, 10. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm – full price ticket € 12, reduced price ticket € 7 (over 65, students, visitors aged 4-26)
Tel. 334 3849185 | www.exdogana.com
Starting July 4, Rome’s Planetarium reopens in a new interim base at the Ex Dogana (former custom house) in the capital’s S. Lorenzo district. The Planetarium, which offers visitors a high-tech astronomical experience, leaves behind its smaller temporary premises at Technotown in Rome’s Villa Torlonia complex. With a busy schedule of astronomical shows, conferences, events and guided stargazing sessions, the new facility offers visitors a totally immersive experience inside a 12-meters wide dome equipped with the most advanced technologies ( 5 Barco 4K projectors, an innovative surround system with a hundred seats and much more).
The new Planetarium provides a base-camp where younger astronomers and adult explorers can enjoy the wonders of the sky thanks to an unforgettable journey through constellations. Guided by scientific explainers, children and adults alike will roam the depths of the cosmos and learn the secrets of the stars, planets and galaxies! Rome’s Planetarium will be housed at the Ex Dogana until the original Planetarium reopens at the Museo della Civiltà Romana – currently undergoing refurbishment – in the southern EUR suburb of Rome. The museum, along with the Planetarium, closed about three years ago and is expected to reopen in 2019. Rome Planetarium owes its name to the RomaPlanetario asteroid, discovered by one of the astronomers of the International Astronomical Union. A choice that aims to highlight a conducting line that preserves the history and identity of the Planetarium of the Italian capital.
#OPENSPACES – PLANETARIUM RELOADED is a 40-minute show providing an immersive and dizzying astronomical journey where, thanks to a renewed projection technology, visitors can closely experience the eternal glamour of the starry night and immerse themselves in the depth of the cosmos. Among telescopes, planets, galaxies and star clusters, the experienced astronomers of the Planetarium will guide participants through an exciting, cosmic netless dive. Fasten the belts and get ready to fly over the valleys of Mars, cross the Saturn rings, orbit around ethereal nebulae and circumnavigate the Milky Way!
CALENDAR OF THE SHOWS
- 11.00 am: Far-off worlds… Alien Life?
- 12.00 noon: #OpenSpaces
- 4.00 pm: 3, 2, 1… into Orbit! (entertainment for kids)
- 5.00 pm: #OpenSpaces
SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- 11.00 am: 3, 2, 1… into Orbit! (entertainment for kids)
- 12.00 noon: Far-off worlds… Alien Life?
- 16.00: 3, 2, 1… into Orbit! (entertainment for kids)
- 17.00: #OpenSpaces