The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The building is a donation from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation, and ESO will run the facility.

Client and operated by:

With the friendly assistance of:

  • Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) gGmbH

The building is donated by:

Project management:


  • Architekten Bernhardt + Partner
    Birkenweg 13F
  • 64295 Darmstadt

Exhibition planning:

Planetarium Planner:

  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10
  • 07745 Jena

Structural engineer:

Fire protection planning:

  • Brandschutzplanung Klingsch GmbH
    Liebigstraße 20
    60323 Frankfurt am Main

Electrical planning:

  • Burnickl Ingenieur GmbH
    Ludwig-Thoma-Straße 39
    85232 Bergkirchen



  • Vokal + Partner
    Lindberghstraße 8
  • 80939 München

Building physics:

Safety and Health coordination: