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Moscow Planetarium marks 85 years

November 05, 2014, 17:08 UTC+3
History of the oldest planetarium in Russia in photo gallery by TASS
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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
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
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
© TASS/Vasiliy Egorov
Great Star Hall is located under the dome of Moscow Planetarium
Great Star Hall is located under the dome of Moscow Planetarium
Great Star Hall is located under the dome of Moscow Planetarium
© ITAR-TASS/Viktor Koshevoy
Carl Zeiss Jena company by world famous German engineer and manufacturer of optics Carl Zeiss created projector called Planetarium.
Carl Zeiss Jena company by world famous German engineer and manufacturer of optics Carl Zeiss created projector called Planetarium.
Carl Zeiss Jena company by world famous German engineer and manufacturer of optics Carl Zeiss created projector called Planetarium.
© TASS/Boris Kavashkin
Mechanism consisted of 119 individual lamps, projecting 5.4 thousand celestial bodies on the dome
Mechanism consisted of 119 individual lamps, projecting 5.4 thousand celestial bodies on the dome
Mechanism consisted of 119 individual lamps, projecting 5.4 thousand celestial bodies on the dome
© TASS/Viktor Kroshevoy
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)
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)
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
Photo: Globe displaying constellations in Moscow Planetarium, 1989
Photo: Globe displaying constellations in Moscow Planetarium, 1989
© Fotokhronika TASS/Sergei Velichkin
Observatory, equipped with refracting telescope, 1992
Observatory, equipped with refracting telescope, 1992
Observatory, equipped with refracting telescope, 1992
© TASS/Alexandr Shogin
In 1994 Moscow Planetarium was closed for capital repairs
In 1994 Moscow Planetarium was closed for capital repairs
In 1994 Moscow Planetarium was closed for capital repairs
© TASS/Ludmila Pakhomova
The reconstruction of the Planetarium lasted for about 16 years. As a result its area increased almost six times
The reconstruction of the Planetarium lasted for about 16 years. As a result its area increased almost six times
The reconstruction of the Planetarium lasted for about 16 years. As a result its area increased almost six times
© TASS/Grigoriy Sysoev
Moscow Planetarium was opened for public on June 12, 2011
Moscow Planetarium was opened for public on June 12, 2011
Moscow Planetarium was opened for public on June 12, 2011
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Photo: A Zeiss Universarium М9 star projector in Moscow Planetarium
Photo: A Zeiss Universarium М9 star projector in Moscow Planetarium
Photo: A Zeiss Universarium М9 star projector in Moscow Planetarium
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
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
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
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
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Moscow Planetarium attracts over 1.5 million people annually.
Moscow Planetarium attracts over 1.5 million people annually.
Moscow Planetarium attracts over 1.5 million people annually.
© TASS/Alexandra Mudrats
Photo: Park of the sky in front of the the Moscow planetarium's observatory
Photo: Park of the sky in front of the the Moscow planetarium's observatory
Photo: Park of the sky in front of the the Moscow planetarium's observatory
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
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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
© TASS/Vasiliy Egorov
Great Star Hall is located under the dome of Moscow Planetarium
© ITAR-TASS/Viktor Koshevoy
Carl Zeiss Jena company by world famous German engineer and manufacturer of optics Carl Zeiss created projector called Planetarium.
© TASS/Boris Kavashkin
Mechanism consisted of 119 individual lamps, projecting 5.4 thousand celestial bodies on the dome
© TASS/Viktor Kroshevoy
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
© TASS/Alexandr Shogin
In 1994 Moscow Planetarium was closed for capital repairs
© TASS/Ludmila Pakhomova
The reconstruction of the Planetarium lasted for about 16 years. As a result its area increased almost six times
© TASS/Grigoriy Sysoev
Moscow Planetarium was opened for public on June 12, 2011
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Photo: A Zeiss Universarium М9 star projector in Moscow Planetarium
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
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
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Moscow Planetarium attracts over 1.5 million people annually.
© TASS/Alexandra Mudrats
Photo: Park of the sky in front of the the Moscow planetarium's observatory
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov

Moscow Planetarium marks 85 years. It was opened in 1929 and became the thirteenth planetarium in the world. In 1934-1938 Moscow Planetarium hosted the Stratospheric committee whose employees studied the upper atmosphere and reaction propulsion. Moscow Planetarium is supervised by Lomonosov Moscow State University. History of the oldest planetarium in Russia in this photo gallery by TASS.

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