Last weekend I was drinking coffee in the cafe bar of the Planetarium, SLOWLY cause paralel I absorbed the sun and beauty of the seaview.
Thanks to the newly built planetarium, unique in Croatia, Rijeka can, lying in chairs watching the skies overhead and thereby uncover the secrets of astronomy and the world around us in the infinite vastness of space. This tourist attraction is part of the Astronomy Centre located in the former military fort on the hill St. Cross, for visitors of all ages.
The building which houses the Astronomy Centre Rijeka is located on the crest of the hill and city park Holy Cross, which offers views of the bay of Rijeka and the hilly hinterland. It was built in 1941 as a military fortress with four prominent towers. In the north-west tower in 2001. Built-in telescope protected movable astronomical dome and formed the first of Rijeka observatory.
Extended Rijeka Astronomy Centre has educational, scientific and tourist significance for the area of the river, and beyond them. The new planetarium dome with a diameter of 8 meters, a capacity of 52 rooms seats and sophisticated equipment to simulate the appearance of the universe, is unique in Croatia and the wider region.
The concept of the new Astronomy Centre is based on the functional linking content with other areas of the planetarium and observatory center. In this way, visitors and users of the center it is possible to almost simultaneously experience – see simulated, but the actual picture of the universe that surrounds us.
Object astronomical center is arranged so that it can maintain various educational programs because it has a multi-functional lecture hall, hall planetarium for digital projection looks universe and exhibition spaces. Thanks to the observatory with a telescope, a computer workshop and premises for scientific conferences in it will be able to implement and scientific programs.
Within the building there is a catering area with a terrace and a lookout point from where you can see the Bay of Rijeka and the surrounding mountains. Centre’s premises are used as a kind of solemn spaces for the creation of temporary scientific meetings, exhibitions, and so on.
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Love you All, Sily