Together with the Observatory Max Valier, the Planetarium in San Valentino in Campo forms the First European Star Village.
Image gallery: Planetarium South Tyrol
The entire universe you can find in the small village of San Valentino in Campo (Gummer) in the Val d'Ega valley, a district of the municipality of Cornedo (Karneid). Here the Planetarium South Tyrol - "Planetarium Südtirol" in German, "Planetario Alto Adige" in Italian - was opened in 2013 in the village centre. It simulates the cosmos and offers a true-to-life view on the secrets of the sky and the universe from comfortable armchairs, regardless of the weather.
Various films, also with focus on children, tell of gravity and expeditions into space, of the earth and of distant worlds. The planetarium, equipped with the latest technology, is entirely dedicated to astronomy and science. Furthermore it represents a popular and instructive destination for school classes, offering workshops on Comet Kitchen, Cloud Chamber and Chemical Rocket.
On the sunny high plateau of San Valentino in Campo, just above the planetarium, the Max Valier Observatory is located, South Tyrol's only observatory. Astronomitaly has already described the sky above San Valentino in Campo, far away from the many light sources, as the "most beautiful night sky". Together with the Solar Observatory and the Planetary Trail, San Valentino in Campo has been named the First European Star Village. And how to reach the Planetarium South Tyrol? The facility has a large car park and an adjacent bus stop (line 182 from Bolzano).
Opening hours: from July 14 to August 31, 2020
alternative open-air programme every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
night walk every 2nd Wednesday at 9.15 pm (from July 15, 2020)
rocket workshop Thursdays at 10 am (from 6 years on)
walk along the Planetary Trail Fridays at 10 am (3 hours)
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