Discover the stars in the Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon!
Founded in 1965 and integrated in the Maritime Museum, the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, situated next to the Jerónimos Monastery, exhibits a valuable collection of objects associated to the story of astronomy.
The explanatory projections show the cosmos and the place occupied by Man and include an Information Session, a Children’s Morning and special presentations on themes such as Nautical Astronomy and the Portuguese Discoveries, dedicated to the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias.
However, the main attractions of the Planetarium are the thematic sessions organized every month:Earth – a Living Planet (January or June), The Universe (February), Stars Evolution (March), Astronomy and the Planetarium (April), The Sun (May), Cosmic Oasis (June or January), The Moon (July), The Solar System(August), The Constellations (September), Earth’s Movements (October), Measuring Time (November) and The Star of Bethlehem (Belém) (December).
Opening times: mornings for children, on Sundays at 11 am; thematic sessions, on Saturday and Sunday at 3.30 pm; information sessions, on Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm.