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The Planetarium of Heraklion opens a window to the magical world of the stars. The specially designed dome room offers virtual travels in the near and far space. From the Solar System to which the planet Earth belongs to the most remote regions of other galaxies, from the bright stars to the dark matter, the universe hides endless mysteries. Here, science fiction meets scientific reality. Internationally recognized productions and educational shows, excite the imagination, teach and entertain, using visual effects and music, able to fascinate anyone. Additional special places in the space of the planetarium, offer short flights in space, through a system of virtual reality. The Planetarium of Heraklion "Planet Crete" is a spaceship for young and old travelers of the stars. Whether you want to learn about the beautiful constellations or the violent collisions of the giant galaxies, the visit to the Planetarium of Heraklion will be unforgettable. Fasten your seat belts. The journey to the stars begins!

Fun Facts!

The nearest planet to the Sun actually has ice on its surface. This sounds strange at first glance, but the ice is in permanently shaded craters - those that never receive any sunlight.
A day on the surface of Venus (solar day) seems to last 117 Earth days. A year on Venus lasts 225 Earth days. The surface temperature in Aphrodite can reach 471 ° C. A day in Aphrodite lasts more than a year.
The rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down. This deceleration occurs almost imperceptibly, at about 17 milliseconds per hundred years, although the rate at which it occurs is not perfectly uniform. This has the effect of prolonging our days, but it happens so slowly that it could take up to 140 million years before the length of a day increases to 25 hours.
Mars boasts the largest known volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons (named after Olympus, the house of the gods). It is three times the height of Mount Everest. Also Valles Marineris is a Martian gorge that is 10 times the size of the Grand Canyon. It is 3,000 miles long, 200 miles wide and 4.3 miles deep (at its widest and deepest points). By comparison, this is larger than the United States as a whole!
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and that is why it was named after the king of the Roman gods. If you combined the mass of all the other planets and then doubled it, Jupiter would be even bigger. In other words, you could fit the Earth 11 times along the equator of Jupiter.
Saturn is known for its seven large rings. The rings are made of ice, stones and dust, ranging from the size of the grain to the size of the house. Over time, the rings will break and eventually disappear as the particles collide and are sent farther into space or fall to the planet.
While other planets and moons are named after mythological characters, the 27 moons of Uranus (including Titania, Oberon, Puck, and Juliet) are named after the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
Rain or precipitation, if you will, is very common in the solar system. On the other planets it obviously does not rain like on Earth, but the material that falls from the heavens varies according to the planet. Studies have shown that in Neptune it rains diamonds!

EXPLORE

Have you ever wondered what's out there? Explore the eternal and vast Universe, traveling from our Earth to the most distant Galaxy.

DREAM

Have you ever dreamed of a flight to the stars and beyond? Have you ever dreamed of a walk on the moon? Here your dreams come true.

LEARN

Get to know the physical laws that govern our planet, our solar system, our galaxy and the entire Universe.

INTERACT

Virtual reality, unique events and activities will make your visit to the Heraklion Planetarium unforgettable.

WANDER

Wander the Universe, discovering the great cosmic mysteries. Meet the scientific missions that are constantly expanding the horizons of our knowledge of the world.

PLAY

Exterminate all the aliens that threaten our planet!

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