Do you feel like leaving terra firma and heading towards the Universe? We invite you to go and visit the Planetarium in Épinal. It is managed by the association MJC Belle Etoile and it has been recognized as one of the most accomplished planetariums in the world.
Comfortably seated in your cosy slanted chair, you have the opportunity to go on an interstellar journey thanks to the 10-metre diameter hemispheric screen which is installed in the dome in the Planetarium. Equipped with a real space simulator where a starry sky is reconstituted, the Planetarium will offer you a journey through time and space, where young and old can dream and let their imaginations run wild.
This experience gives you the opportunity to discover the astronomical movements and the Universe around us. Take a seat amidst the 58 and go for a unique experience in Lorraine. Each session, which lasts an hour and a half, includes the screening of a documentary, followed by a fascinating interpretation of the starry sky. The visit ends with an exhibition on what the Solar System is composed of. You can explore the solar system while combing the various planets, the Solar System or the Galaxy.
The Planetarium has recently been equipped with a new screening system, entirely controlled by a digital simulator. This technology allows a total immersion in the Cosmos thanks to an exceptional rendering of space which is presented to visitors. This device has allowed the Planetarium to become the first of its kind which presents an image with the highest definition in France. It has third place in the world after the United States and Japan.
Please note that a wide range of programs are offered on weekdays. Short films are available for young and old in the dome.
So, why not let yourself be enthralled by a journey in the Galaxy while keeping your feet on Earth? We have no doubt that you will leave the Planetarium with stars in your eyes. Sensations are guaranteed.