Tashkent Planetarium

Tashkent Planetarium

Tashkent Planetarium

Address: Shaykhantaur District, 6 Zaikaynar Street, near Chorsu Bazaar, Circus, "Gafur Gulom" metro station on the Uzbekistan line.

Phone: +998 71 244 01 34, +998 71 244 77 20

Operational hours: Daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed on Sundays

The mysterious celestial bodies, beautiful constellations, boundless cosmos, bright meteor showers, planetary wonders, galaxies, Starfall, and eclipses have fascinated people. Their study remains one of the most captivating disciplines, continuing to bring astonishing discoveries even in the new era of digital and technological progress.

The Tashkent Planetarium, the only one of its kind in Uzbekistan, moved into a new building in 2003. It's an excellent place to delve into the world of stars and learn more about astronomical science—a true gift for residents and guests of the capital, presented on the 12th anniversary of Uzbekistan's Independence.

The unique "Planetarium MS-6" equipment - was specially ordered from Japan and manufactured by Minolta, a company renowned for its cameras and full-color printing devices.

In 2015, a powerful Russian FEPAS projector from St. Petersburg, capable of high-quality image projection on the entire dome, was added.

Tashkent Planetarium Program:

1. "In Search of the Edge of the Solar System": A semi-dome show dedicated to the unknown boundaries of the Solar System.

2. "Return to the Moon Forever": Details the first steps in space exploration and lunar stations.

3. "Dark Matter": Explores the mysteries of matter - astrophysicists working diligently to uncover its secrets.

4. "How the Moon Visited the Sun": A full-dome animated program for young children based on fairy-tale adventure themes.

5. "Restless Universe": Provides a detailed narrative about the processes behind the seemingly calm sky, explored using X-rays.

6. "Astronomy: 10 Steps Through the Sky, Step One": Designed for students from 4th to 9th grade, explaining the basics of science.

7. "Constellations": Delves into captivating legends, brilliantly illustrating knowledge gained in school about star magnitudes and teaching how to find the Pleiades in the sky.

8. "Depths of the Universe": A full-dome film that expands our understanding of the world around us.

9. "Archeoastronomy of Mexico": A colourful story about how astronomical knowledge helped form the capital of the ancient empire, Tenochtitlan.

You will learn about the history of the Universe, which hovers above us and directly influences our lives. You will get acquainted with the latest scientific developments and understand how our Universe formed over billions of years, including the birth of supernovae.

The duration of the session is 20 minutes. Programs are present in Russian, Uzbek, and English.

Exhibition Hall

The Tashkent Planetarium is proud of its knowledgeable staff and passionate about astronomy. They are happy to answer any questions and enrich your visit with rich impressions and experiences.

The planetarium has an exhibition hall and displays that can captivate you for hours. They showcase the birth of science, the development of knowledge tools, a working telescope, models of the Solar System and constellations, the chemical composition of the Moon, crater formation, rare photographs, and old mechanical visualization devices.

The Tashkent City Planetarium is named after Ulugh Beg, the grandson of Tamerlane and a prominent promoter of natural scientific knowledge during the medieval era.

His invaluable contributions to mathematics and astronomy, particularly the catalogue of 1,018 stars known as the "Gurgani Zij" and his grand observatory, are celebrated here.

The "Corner of Cosmonauts" exhibition is named in his honour too.

The cube-shaped building, reminiscent of old Earth images, features a domed roof symbolizing the sky and semi-transparent glass walls adorned with celestial bodies. It was constructed in the old city and harmonizes with the surrounding architecture.

Guided tours of the planetarium with informative lectures engage listeners in the fantastic uniqueness of each planet, highlighting the presence of minerals on each, which could play a significant role in humanity's future. Explore the rugged surface of the Earth's moon, the red Mars, the mysterious Venus, and the picturesque Earth. Thematic tours in a playful format help schoolchildren better grasp educational information and adults expand their horizons. The events will interest even the youngest visitors and become a memorable part of their New Year's holidays.