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Cabinet of Astronomy and Physics including Planetarium

Cabinet of Astronomy and Physics

The landgraves’ collection of scientific instruments owes its foundation to the continual promotion of the natural sciences by the Hessian landgraves. The five exhibition areas Astronomy, Clocks, Geodesics, Physics and Mathematics/Information Technology guides the visitor through the entire range of emerging quantifying natural sciences from the Late Renaissance to the eve of the Industrial Revolution.

Second pendulum clocks, vacuum pumps, microscopes, electrostatic generators, early calculators and quadrants were acquired by the landgraves for learning and research purposes. Mechanical celestial globes and astronomical clocks aided understanding of the cosmos similar to today’s planetariums by clockwork driven simulation of celestial movements, but were also considered treasures of knowledge that combined art and natural sciences into a uniform whole. 

Entrance fee for Cabinet of Astronomy and Physics

Adults: 3,00 €
Reduced: 2,00 €
Free entrance: Children up to 18 years of age
Projector; © mhk


The Planetarium for 50 people is on the 3rd upper level, as a modern complement to the astronomical clocks, takes visitors away on journeys through modern cosmology and astronomy.

Nothing can obscure the sky in the planetarium! Sit back and relax on the seat and take in the starry sky. The dome has a diameter of 10 meter. It is illuminated with a Zeiss M 1015 projector and numerous auxiliary projectors for special effects.

Planetarium presentations are given in german language at fixed times every week. You can also book your own special or private presentation outside of these hours.

Entrance fee for Planetarium

Adults: 4,00 €
Reduced: 3,00 €
up to 18 years:
2,00 €

Opening hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed on 24./25./31. December. Opening hours on 1. January: 12 am - 5 pm.


Phone: +49 561 31680-500
Fax: +49 561 31680-555
E-Mail: info@museum-kassel.de
Address: Karlsaue 20 c
34117 Kassel
Public transport: Timetable
City map: Location in city map
Internet: www.museum-kassel.de
Veröffentlicht am:   28. 01. 2016  


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