Tycho Brahe Planetarium is a place well worth visiting with young space lovers.
Address: Gammel Kongevej 10, Copenhagen
Web: Tycho Brahe Planetarium
Open hours: every day of the week from 11.30 am till 8.30 pm.
Admission: adults - 135 DKK, children 3 - 12 years 85 DKK.
Marvelous architecture of this cylindrical building with a skewed top can be seen from afar. It was built in 1988 by Danish architect Knud Munk for placing here an advanced technology planetarium. The complex was named after the great astronomer Tycho Brahe (he managed to discover a new star in the constellation of Cassiopeia with no telescope) and his motto in Latin was carved on the floor: ”I think, therefore I am” (Cogito ergo sum).
Inside the building there is a small museum with telescopes and other devices to study sky life, but, the most exiting is a high-tech IMAX cinema, where every hour on the huge dome-shaped screen with the area of 1000 sq. m are shown films about space, stars, planets, and also about the mysteries of the Earth nature. While watching, you feel as if you were exploring faraway space or were allowed to land on the Moon, or trying to escape from a giant crocodile jaws of impenetrable tropical jungle. The films are shown in Danish, but at the price of 20 crowns it is possible to get head phones with English translation.