Full-dome films are offered in English to the visitors of the Science Centre. Agora Science Centre has one of the largest portable digital planetarium in Hungary that enables visitors to surf in the starry sky, discover the motion of celestial bodies, and familiarize themselves with constellations. It guarantees a lifelong experience for both children and adults.
Full-dome films available in English are the following:
Europe to the Stars –from 5 pm every Thursday and Saturday.
The Sun, Our Living Star –from 5 pm every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Participation is possible with the Agora entry ticket. The planetarium has a capacity of 40 people. Thus, visitors can participate in these programs with a limited number, in order of arrival.
Europe to the Stars
Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology, and the people.
Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage, and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building, and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.
The movie focuses on the essential aspects of an astronomical observatory while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done. From site-testing to locate the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.
The 31-min-movie is suitable for the age of 8 and above.
The Sun, Our Living Star
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.
It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather, and all life.
The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilisations.
Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.
Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.
The 24-min-movie is suitable for the age of 8 and above.