Many plans and ideas for the Halle Planetarium’s programme are already circling in orbit. New ideas are constantly being identified and charted, gradually forming a packed calendar of events that will irresistibly pull visitors in. “Fascinating!” as Spock would say. And there is no better way to describe it.
Until the Halle Planetarium opens in the fourth quarter of 2021, digital recordings of some episodes of the popular “Hallesche Sternstunden” series as well as the topping-out ceremony held on 27 October 2020 can be found here on this website.
The calendar of events is continuously being updated. So stay tuned and check in from time to time! Perhaps a new programme item will have materialised by then.
What can you discover in the night sky? About astronomical objects and phenomena
The course gives an overview of the most important and beautiful celestial objects and phenomena that we can discover and observe in the night sky. It will be shown when in the course of the year we can expect which constellations, planets or shooting stars and how they can best be seen.
Livestream: Landing on Mars!
After months of flying through space, the landing of the NASA space probe of the "Mars 2020" mission on the red planet is imminent on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at around 9:50 p.m. (CET). On board are the rover "Perseverance" and the mini-helicopter "Ingenuity". The Gesellschaft Deutschsprachiger Planetarien (GDP) and the Stiftung Planetarium Berlin (SPB) will accompany this exciting mission with a livestream on the YouTube channel of the Stiftung Planetarium Berlin starting at 8:30 pm.Mit dem Laden der Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube
Hallesche Sternstunde #10
This year, just before Christmas the two planets Jupiter and Saturn will have a close encounter. At the moment, we can watch Jupiter and Saturn getting closer and closer every evening. On 21 December, they will finally reach their closest distance. This celestial event, astronomically known as the "great conjunction", only occurs every 20 years. Dirk Schlesier, director of the Halle Planetarium, will provide information about this event in the 10th Halle Star Hour and report on other news from astronomy, space travel and about the new planetarium.Mit dem Laden der Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube
Topping-out ceremony Planetarium Halle
Due to the Corona pandemic, the city of Halle (Saale) can only celebrate the topping-out ceremony for Saxony-Anhalt's largest planetarium without guests. So that all interested citizens can nevertheless take part, the topping-out ceremony will be broadcast simultaneously on the internet and Dirk Schlesier, director of the planetarium, will take the guests on a tour of the planetarium construction site to present the current state of construction.Mit dem Laden der Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube
Picnic under the stars
The Stadtmuseum Halle invites you to a "Picnic under the Starry Sky" at Oberburg Giebichenstein from Sunday, 11 August to Thursday, 15 August, from 8pm - midnight. On 12 August, the Stadtmusuem, in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für astronomische Bildung e. V. (Society for Astronomical Education) and the Planetarium Halle, will also be offering a public viewing with various telescopes. In addition to the shooting stars, the planets Jupiter and Saturn can also be viewed.
Hallesche Sternstunden #8
In the Halle Star Hour, the director of the planetarium, Dirk Schlesier, presents news from astronomy and space travel. Constellations and impressive images of the planets are shown, including photos of the earth as seen from the planet Saturn through the camera eyes of a space probe.Mit dem Laden der Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube