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 second quarter of 2022, 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.
Astronomy in Halle - a programme as part of the German Reunification celebrations
Whether young or old, there is hardly anyone who is not impressed by the vastness of the universe with its countless natural wonders. Images of black holes, solar flares, rovers on Mars or of distant galaxy clusters leave one amazed and often with questions. But to get answers to these questions, you don't have to look far. In Halle you can meet people from different institutions who have been involved in astronomy for many years, either professionally or out of great interest as a hobby, and who are happy to make their astronomical knowledge accessible to the general public. In a joint presentation, the Gesellschaft für astronomische Bildung e.V., the Astronomische Station Johannes Kepler Kanena e.V., the Planetarium Halle and the Institute of Physics of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg will introduce themselves. You will learn how the universe is brought closer to all interested people in Halle on their doorstep, as well as where and when you can get answers to your own astronomical questions.
As part of the celebrations for the Day of German Unity in Halle, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg presents itself with a varied programme in the afternoon and evening hours on the stage of the University Square from 28 September to 1 October. For an overview enter: www.uni-halle.de/einheitsfeier/
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 as well as shooting stars and how they can best be seen.
Starry and sparkling beauty: the nights around the winter solstice
On the occasion of the winter solstice on 21.12.2021, the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale) welcomes the Planetarium Halle (Saale). Planetarium director Dirk Schlesier will inspire the audience with a starry sky demonstration of the phenomena and peculiarities of the night stars of the winter solstice. After the demonstration, there will be an evening tour of the special exhibition of the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale).
On it the visitors can take a direct look into the depths of the ether through telescopes. And all this while enjoying warming drinks and Bronze Age delicacies.