Stiftung Planetarium Berlin
The Stiftung Planetarium Berlin unites Berlin’s oberservatories and planetariums under one administrative roof. The foundation includes three locations: the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Prenzlauer Berg, the Archenhold-Sternwarte in Treptow and the Planetarium am Insulaner with Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte in Schöneberg. Together the sites are an essential player in the educational and cultural sector. The Zeiss-Großplanetarium is the most modern scientific theatre in Europe. Under its huge dome it offers 360° planetarium programmes where scientific findings are presented in an entertaining and artistic setting. Live music, talks and audio plays are also part of the wide-ranging programmes for all ages. At the Archenhold-Sternwarte exhibitions highlight different subjects tracing the history of astronomy and the dimensions of the universe. The “great refractor”, the longest lens-based telescope in the world, awaits visitors up on the roof. Here and at the Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte visitors can use telescopes to observe the stars – but of course only when the skies are clear with no clouds to obscure our vision. The Planetarium am Insulaner invites its guests to discover a fantastic, artificial night sky. Programmes for kids and families are offered as well as full-dome astronomy and music shows.