The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and CIT have teamed up to present a live planetarium show at the DOT Groningen
By Alexis Veenendaal
The DOT in Groningen presents a live planetarium show in English every two weeks, with a wide range of astronomical topics being focussed upon. This week’s topic was moons of the solar system, where viewers explored the vastness of space from the comfort of their lean-back theatre chairs.
The dome immerses viewers into a sky-like view of the stars, with soaring camera movements panning around planets and moons, making it feel like you are flying through space with the presenter as you learn.
The informative show was presented by students at the University of Groningen, with a ten minute question-and-answer section at the end of the show, meaning that an expert is on hand to explain any cosmic questions that come from the presentation.
The live planetarium runs for an hour, and only costs six euros per person. Drinks and snacks are also available, and you are allowed to take pictures during the show (without flash).
The next show in English will be on February 25th, and will cover the topic of ‘The Red Planet’; AKA Mars.
It’s a great opportunity to learn a bit about astronomy, and is nicely produced. In short, it is a relaxing way to spend a Tuesday evening in Groningen, and I would recommend visiting the DOT for one of these events.
Images via Alexis Veenendaal