Beijing Planetarium

The old and new buildings of the Beijing Planetarium.

The old and new buildings of the Beijing Planetarium.

The planetarium of Beijing, China, is of central importance on a nationwide scale. Its team not only manages planetarium shows but also takes part in observation and research programs and regularly issues astronomical and didactical publications. The new building, a large glass palace right next to the old planetarium building, houses exhibitions, observatories and a second planetarium dome for astronomical visualization. In 2008 a UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX replaced the instrument in the "old" planetarium.

Opening 1957 2008
Model UPP 23/2* Model IX
Dome dia. 23 m (75 ft) 23 m (75 ft)
Seats 600 400
* A few years after the inauguration of the planetarium, the original Carl Zeiss projector was replaced with a projector made in China.
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