Brief EurAstro report on the Freiburg planetarium
Jean-Luc Dighaye, 08 July 2006
Access with public transportation is quite easy - the planetarium is
part of the Freiburg main train station complex.
Seat reservation can be done automatically via Internet.
Planetarium sessions are foreseen everyday, for (school)children, the
whole family, or a main show mostly for grown-ups.
The dome has a diameter of 13m, corresponding to a capacity of 140
seats. It is equipped with a Zeiss Starmaster ZMP projector.
Due to schedule constraints, I could not attend the main show, but only
the "Mission Saturn" family program from 15:00 to 16:00 - see first
Operators make full use of the planetarium techniques - see second
image. In particular, the simulation of the descent of the Huygens probe
onto Titan was thrilling, including a fine panorama of the horizon.
In my opinion, the show is fully adapted to (clever) kids. The show was
well-attended, considering that we were on a sunny Saturday afternoon -
see last image.
Before leaving - see fourth image, I had a brief chat with the staff
(Dr. Gruber), I was told about their common work with Munich (ex-Forum
der Technik) and Osnabrück.
Conclusion: highly recommended.
Before the Show
The Control Desk
After the Show
The Way Out