ann18009 — Announcement

Opening campaign for the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

18 April 2018

On 28 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre will open its doors to the public. The inauguration of the centre will be celebrated with a series of events dedicated to its community of partners, supporters, neighbours and friends. In its first quarter, the centre has prepared a starry line-up of activities for its visitors.

On 26 April we will host a press conference at the ESO Supernova, where media representatives will have the opportunity to learn more about the new planetarium and visitor centre, interview representatives from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and participate in an exhibition tour and planetarium show.

On the evening of the same day, an event will bring together the founders of the ESO Supernova, the extended team of architects, exhibition designers and project managers, as well as representatives from local authorities and sponsors.

On 27 April, in the first half of the day, the ESO Supernova will open its doors to bloggers from the local and international community. They will have the opportunity to experience the entire centre, participate in exhibition tours and enjoy planetarium shows.

Starting at 15:00 on the same day, we are inviting our neighbours, the residents of the city of Garching, to a special opening dedicated to them. A programme full of tours, planetarium shows, face painting for children and more will be waiting for them.

Finally, from 12:00 on 28 April onwards, the ESO Supernova will open its doors to everyone. The entrance to the centre will be free in 2018, but reservations are required and can be booked online. Tickets can be printed on site in the Ticket Kiosks.

Our quarterly programme has a variety of exciting activities in store.

If you would like to support the ESO Supernova, you can become a partner or make a donation.

More Information

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

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 runs the facility.



Tania Johnston
ESO Supernova Coordinator
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 320 061 30
Cell: +49 170 867 5293

Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator & Communication Strategy Officer
ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65

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ESO Supernova Opening Campaign
ESO Supernova Opening Campaign