The oldest, functioning planetarium in the world can be found in Franeker. The Eise Eisinga Planetarium museum also exhibits an extensive collection of historic astronomical instruments.
A planetarium in the living room
Wool comber Eise Eisinga built an accurately moving solar system model in his historic canal house between 1774 and 1781. He built it above his dining table. Visitors can see it in motion, the system mirrors the movement of the planets. The planets in the planetarium have the exact same orbital period as the real planets they are based on. For example, Mercury’s orbit around the sun and Eisinga’s living room both take 88 days. Curious to see this functioning planetarium? Pay Franeker a visit!
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Standard tickets Koninklijk Eise Eisinga Planetarium
|0 t/m 3 jaar||free of charge|
|4 t/m 13 jaar||€ 5|
|14 t/m 18 jaar||€ 6|
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