ann20004 — Announcement

ESO Supernova Temporary Closure

28 February 2020

Considering the global spread of COVID-19, and as a purely precautionary measure, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre in Garching, Germany, will remain closed until at least 14 July 2020, to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. The situation will be reviewed periodically, and further information will be provided.

Visitors with existing bookings until 14 July:  

If you have bought tickets for a show until 14 July, you will receive an email in the coming days explaining how you can claim a gift voucher for a later visit. The email will be sent to the same email address you made the reservation with. Please check also your spam folder. If you have not received this email by Friday 12 June, please write to with your reservation code and the information about your booking.   

If you should have further questions, please email   

We are sorry for the disappointment and ask for your understanding in the current circumstances. We are trying our best to manage the situation with as little disappointment to our valued visitors. 

We wish you all well and look forward to seeing you again in the future. 


Tania Johnston
Head of ESO Supernova
Garching bei München, Germany

About the Announcement



ESO Supernova at dusk
ESO Supernova at dusk