Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian
It belongs to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, which in 1965 inaugurated the building (with design of the architect George Frederick). In 2004 it went under renovation works, reopening a year later with a new look and new equipment, integrating the network of Live Science Centres.
Inside the planetarium, through panoramic projections, it is recreated the night sky and revealed the cosmos mysteries, being possible to observe up to 9000 stars and the Milky Way.
Throughout the year are held here several commented sessions (available on different languages) on various topics: Astrophysics, Space Exploration, Cosmic Oasis, The Moon, The Universe, The movement of the stars, The movements of the Earth, The solar system, Constellations, The measurement of time, Nautical and the Discoveries Astronomy (dedicated to the travel of Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias) and The Star of Bethlehem (for children at Christmas time).
The planetarium also has a small and specialized library and a cafeteria.
Sessions hours – Find the updated timetable at: Schedule