List of planetariums

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ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre at ESO headquarters

This entry is a list of permanent planetariums across the world, including software and manufacturers. In addition, many mobile planetariums exist, touring venues such as schools.

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Permanent planetariums

The planetariums here are listed in the following format: name, website (if available), city. The International Planetarium Society has a much more complete list at its website.

Africa

Algeria

  • Complexe Culturel Abdelwahab Salim, Tipaza
  • Planetarium de Ghardaia, Ghardaia

Egypt

Ghana

South Africa

Tunisia

Asia

Bangladesh

China

India

Indonesia

Iran

  • Astronomy and Science Center Planetarium of Zanjan
  • EbneHeysam Planetarium of Ahwaz
  • Engarium, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
  • Ghadir Planetarium, Ahvaz
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Astronomy and Science Center of Zanjan-Iran

Israel

Japan

South Korea

Kuwait

Malaysia

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkmenistan

Europe

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

  • Kosovo Planetarium of Çabrat, Gjakova, Scien.-Edu. Center Cosmos & Human

Lithuania

Netherlands

  • Artis Planetarium, Amsterdam
  • Eise Esinga Planetarium, Franeker
  • Omniversum, The Hague
  • Planetarium Planetron, Dwingeloo
  • Planetarium Ridderkerk, Museum Johannes Postschool, Ridderkerk-Rijsoord

Norway

  • Vitensenteret i Trondheim (Trondheim Science Center), Trondheim
  • Nordnorsk vitensenter (Science Center of Northern Norway), Tromsø
  • Saint Exupery Planetarium, Oslo
  • Science Factory (Vitenfabrikken, Norway), Sandnes

Poland

Portugal

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, Lisbon
  • Espinho Planetarium, Navegar Foundation, Espinho
  • Planetario Coimbra, Coimbra
  • Planetário do Porto, Porto

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

  • Bursa Science and Technology Center, Bursa
  • Eskişehir Planetarium, Eskişehir
  • Gaziantep Planetarium and Science Center, Gaziantep
  • Kayseri Science Center, Kayseri
  • Konya Science Center, Konya
  • Serdivan Planetarium, Sakarya
  • Sancaktepe Science experiment Center, Observatory and Planetarium, istanbul
  • Serdivan Planetarium, Sakarya
  • Tuzla Municipality – Şelale Eğitim Parkı – Planetarium ve Observatory, Tuzla

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Other

North America

Canada

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
Yukon

Costa Rica

Mexico

United States

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
  • EpiSphere at the Aerospace Education Center, Little Rock
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
  • Dayna & Ronald L. Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium, Shreveport
  • Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, Baton Rouge
Maine
  • Francis Malcolm Science Center Planetarium at Easton, Maine. 776 Houlton Rd.
  • Ladd Planetarium at Bates College, 44 Campus Ave. in Lewiston
  • Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine, Orono
  • Southworth planetarium at University of Southern Maine - Portland campus located at 70 Falmouth ST.
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
  • Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Jackson
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
  • Mallory Kountze Planetarium (UNO), Omaha
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Planetarium, Omaha
  • Ralph Mueller Planetarium, Lincoln
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
  • The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

  • Planetarium of Mitad del Mundo, Ciudad Mitad del Mundo-Quito
  • Planetario de la Armada -Guayaquil- (INOCAR)
  • Planetario Mundo Juvenil -Cuenca-
  • Centro cultural Planetario -Quito- (IGM)

Uruguay

Venezuela

  • Planetario del Museo de los Niños de Caracas, Caracas
  • Planetario Humboldt, [Zeiss] Caracas
  • Planetario Fundación la Salle de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, Punta de Piedra
  • Planetario Simón Bolívar (part of Complejo Científico, Cultural y Turístico), Maracaibo

Planetarium computer software

Since the invention of the personal computer, the planetarium concept has been extended to include software that displays a realistic sky image. Not all astronomy software can be considered to be planetarium software. While there is no generally accepted definition of the word planetarium in this context, planetarium software generally contains the following features at a minimum:

Planetarium manufacturers

The list below gives the name of firms that have made more than five planetariums, with state they are located in if in the United States, otherwise, the nation. Included are the names of the various models offered by each firm, and an approximate total number sold for each firm. The symbol D after the total indicates the firm is no longer in business or no longer making planetariums.

factories in Argentina, Mexico, China and Russian Federation. Biggest portable planetarium exporter worldwide.

See also

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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Stardome Observatory Astronomical observatory in New Zealand

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Space Place at Carter Observatory Historic observatory in Wellington, New Zealand

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London Planetarium Historic tourist attraction in London - now closed

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Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

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Clark Planetarium

The Clark Planetarium is situated within The Gateway at the intersection of 400 West and 100 South in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The Clark Planetarium opened in April 2003, replacing the historic Hansen Planetarium under a grant from the Clark Foundation in cooperation with Salt Lake County.

Zeiss projector

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Fleet Science Center Science museum and planetarium in San Diego, United States

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University of North Alabama Planetarium and Observatory

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Armagh Planetarium Armagh Astropark

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Houston Museum of Natural Science Natural history museum in Houston, Texas

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Planetarium projector

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Chabot Space and Science Center

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Planetarium of Nantes French planetarium

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The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, located on the main campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA, is a museum of anthropology, natural history, astronomy, and art. The museum's collections primarily comprise anthropological artifacts and natural history specimens from the Americas, as well as works of local artists. The Center also houses the Faulkner Planetarium, the Centennial Observatory, a museum store, and a 2900 square foot multi-purpose event space.

Abrams Planetarium is the planetarium on the campus of Michigan State University, Michigan, United States.

ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre astronomy center

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Professor Aristóteles Orsini Planetarium Planetarium in Brazil

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  17. Midlands Mobile Planetarium
  18. Wales Mobile Planetarium
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