Constructivist building of planetarium is a cylinder with an egg-shaped dome. It was built by German company Dyckerhoff. Moscow Planetarium was opened in 1929 and became the thirteenth planetarium in the world
Great Star Hall is located under the dome of Moscow Planetarium
Carl Zeiss Jena company by world famous German engineer and manufacturer of optics Carl Zeiss created projector called Planetarium.
Mechanism consisted of 119 individual lamps, projecting 5.4 thousand celestial bodies on the dome
During the World War II, Moscow Planetarium didnt stop working. It hosted lectures, special sessions for secret service agents and military pilots. Photo: An air defense battery near Moscow Planetarium in 1941 (right) and Moscow Planetarium in 1975 (left)
Fotokhronika TASS/Naum Granovsky
Photo: Globe displaying constellations in Moscow Planetarium, 1989
Fotokhronika TASS/Sergei Velichkin
Observatory, equipped with refracting telescope, 1992
In 1994 Moscow Planetarium was closed for capital repairs
The reconstruction of the Planetarium lasted for about 16 years. As a result its area increased almost six times
Moscow Planetarium was opened for public on June 12, 2011
Photo: A Zeiss Universarium М9 star projector in Moscow Planetarium
Renovated planetarium's new venues included a small hall, interactive museum Lunarium, museum of history of Planetarium and history of astronomy and 4D-cinema. Photo: One of the halls at the Moscow Planetarium
Moscow Planetarium attracts over 1.5 million people annually.
Photo: Park of the sky in front of the the Moscow planetarium's observatory