Sterrenwacht Halley - Vinkel, NL
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N 51° 42.209 E 005° 29.264
31U E 671897 N 5730988
Quick Description: In the Sterrenwacht Halley Observatorium there is (amongst others) also a planetarium.
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Date Posted: 8/29/2021 1:52:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM14VVK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:
History and about the location:

"In March 1984 three people from Heeschen, Herman ten Haaf, Willem-Jan van den Heuvel and Jan van Loosbroek, took the initiative to set up an observatory. The first design for an observatory was presented to the public in the summer of 1984 on a stand of the Heesche Feesten. The final building plan was designed by architect Anton Valks. The reactions were very positive and on October 29, 1984 the association 'Sterrenwacht Halley' was founded.

At the end of the 1990s, the need for more space in the observatory arose. Association and foundation gradually began to develop ideas about expansion and started looking for sponsors. These were found in the municipality of Bernheze and the European fund Ceres. Architect Anton Valks designed the extension of the observatory, which was completed in 2006. The observatory is now twice as large as it was originally and now has three domes with telescopes, an auditorium, an exhibition space, a planetarium, a spacious entrance, kitchen, a library and a meeting room."

About the planetarium:
"The digital planetarium of Halley Observatory is located in a round room with a domed ceiling. A projector makes the starry sky move above your head and planets and moons come towards you. You can, as it were, take a journey through the cosmos, past countless stars and galaxies."

Sources:
Sterrenwacht Halley webstite: (visit link)
Wikipedia : (visit link)
Planetarium Address:
Halleyweg 1
Vinkel, Noord Brabant NL
5383 KT


Planetarium Website: [Web Link]

Cost:
5 euro per person


Hours of Operation:
Every first and third Friday evening of the month, excluding holidays and anniversaries. Every public evening there are presentations in the auditorium. They are suitable for all ages. There is also always a tour of the observatory. If it is not cloudy, you can look through the large telescope at stars, planets and the Moon (if it is above the horizon) and you will be guided to the starry sky on the roof terrace.


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