Planetário da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro

Planetário da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro

Planetário da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Carl Zeiss

South America's most advanced planetarium in Rio de Janeiro is a double planetarium. The smaller dome with its ZEISS SPACEMASTER dates back to 1970. It is mainly school classes that dominate the scene here.

The "bigger brother" is a building with a large dome over an inclined auditorium, with exhibit spaces and offices. Carl Zeiss was the main contractor for all of the technical equipment. The projection machine is a UNIVERSARIUM Mark VIII installed on a lift. Behind it is a German made wide-angle movie projector.

Opening 1970 1998
Model SPACEMASTER RFP Model VIII TD
Dome dia. 12.5 m (41 ft) 23 m (75 ft), 27° tilt
Seats 135 278
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