Kiev Planetarium is the oldest (founded in January 1952) and largest planetarium in Ukraine. In terms of dome size, it ranks second in Europe with a screen area of 830 square meters. More than 150,000 people visit the Kiev Planetarium every year. Today, the capital’s planetarium has turned into a unique scientific, educational, cultural and entertainment space for development and recreation. The planetarium program includes modern full-dome films in 360 format, educational video lectures on natural sciences and space creativity. A number of scientific and entertainment laboratories and master classes, scientific and technological exhibits and art installations, educational shows and impressive performances, interesting for children from 5 years old and adults, are in development.
The initiator of the creation of the planetarium was Sergei Konstantinovich Vsekhsvyatsky, an astronomer who devoted his entire life to the study of space. Since 1988, the Kiev planetarium began to operate in the building where it is still located at 57/3 Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street. In the summer of 2016, the planetarium installed the latest digital projection system, which allows full-dome lectures and films to be viewed on one of Europe’s largest spherical screens in the best quality. The bright high-resolution image on the dome is formed thanks to 12 powerful projectors. With the new modern system, the Kiev planetarium becomes a place for exploring not only space. Here you will be shown the fascinating world of nature, you will explore the human body and even look into the future! The updated Kiev planetarium has no analogues among planetariums and spherical cinemas in Ukraine and most countries of the world.
Where is the Kiev Planetarium?
Bolshaya Vasylkivska Street, 57/3
+38 (044) 338-19-91
+38 (067) 338-19-91