Planetarium

planetario

A planetarium is a theater built for presenting a naked-eye starry sky, projected on a dome-shaped screen onto which stars and planets can move realistically to simulate the complex 'motions of the heavens'.

The 60-seat planetarium of the Museum is named after Giuseppe Occhialini, a pioneer of high-energy Astrophysics who was born in nearby Fossombrone.

Under its eight-meter dome, visitors can set off on fascinating guided tours among the stars, constellations and planets to enjoy the wonders of the night.

Thematic shows also present the concepts of modern Astronomy and Astrophysics as well as dipping into the fields of History and Literature.

A standard show lasts about 45 minutes and it's suitable for children above 4 years old. Booking possible but not required.