Join us in the Lohman Planetarium to celebrate the anniversary of the first ever planetarium. Unveiled to the public exactly 100 years ago in 1923 in Jena, Germany, the world’s first star projector brought the sky down to Earth. Our festivities will include a live stream from Germany and planetariums around the world, as well as a guided tour of the Minolta Optomechanical MS-10 analog star projector from the previous MOAS planetarium by Curator of Science Seth Mayo. Please check back for times and details as we get closer to the event.
Free for members or with paid museum admission.
11:00am: Teaser “Planetarium Centennial," welcoming remarks by event partners and hosts, speech by Tim Florian Horn, President of the Berlin Planetarium Foundation (Live Stream - Drop in at your leisure)
12:00pm: Premier of planetarium show "100 Years of Eternity" (30 min) (Live Stream - Drop in at your leisure)
1:00pm: Keynote speech, presentation of "Centennial Projects": books, stamps, posters, historical archive (Live Stream- Drop in at your leisure)
2:00pm: Premier of film "Kira," a production sponsored by the Carl Zeiss Foundation (Live Stream - Drop in at your leisure)
3:00pm: Tour of the Minolta Optomechanical MS-10 analog star projector by Curator of Science Seth Mayo (in the Planetarium lobby)