Opening of ESO Supernova
The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cutting-edge free astronomy centre for the public located at the site of ESO Headquarters in Garching bei München, providing you with an immersive experience that will leave you in awe of the Universe we live in.
IMAGINARY is collaborating with the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and developed the new open source framework “Hilbert” to manage the digital interactives (and other computer stations) in the museum.
It is planned to open the museum on April 26, 2018.
Please read more details about the ESO Supernova here: https://supernova. eso.org
On 26 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre was officially inaugurated, and its doors are open to the public from 28 April 2018. The centre, located at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany, is a magnificent showcase of astronomy. It provides visitors with an immersive experience of astronomy in general, along with ESO-specific scientific results, projects, and technological breakthroughs.
This spectacular evening picture, taken a few days before the opening, shows a conjunction of the planet Venus and the young crescent Moon in the background.
The very first panel of the exhibit in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, explains why we study the Universe. From here, visitors will be taken on a journey all the way across the Universe, learning about stars, galaxies, black holes, exoplanets and much more.
A view from inside the planetarium at the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, which opened its doors to the public on Saturday 28 April 2018. The building is open five days a week and features planetarium screenings, tours and a permanent exhibition in both German and English. The 360-degree tilted planetarium dome does not just give the audience the sensation of watching the Universe, but of being immersed in it. The Sun rises - not over the horizon as we see it on Earth, but over the curve of the Earth itself.
Learn all about the ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) at the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. The ELT will be “The Worlds Biggest Eye on the Sky” and will be a 39-metre mirror telescope sited on Cerro Armazones in northern Chile, close to ESO’s Paranal Observatory.
The Star-roof, which weighs almost 30 tonnes, consists of glass panels set into a metal framework made of triangular sections — 262 of them, arranged to artistically represent some of the constellations of the southern sky. More information about the roof construction is available in this ESO Supernova announcement.