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The first and modern Cuban planetarium opened its doors to the public in the Havana historical centre, with a projector able to capture 6,500 stars and a space theatre with 65 seats.

The official opening was last December 21, coinciding with the International Year of the Astronomy.

Located in the Plaza Vieja (Old Square), the planetarium has telescopes, an astronomical library of on-line graphics, interactive games and a qualified personnel of astronomers that will operate the teams.

The planetarium is added to the scientific patrimony of the Old Havana, of which the House Alejandro of Humboldt, the National Museum of Natural History and that of History of the Sciences Carlos J. Finlay form part.

Source: PL

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