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Planetarium-Eugenides Foundation

  Syngrou 387, Palio Faliro      (+30) 210 9469641     more than a year ago
Fancy a journey to the stars? If you’re not a millionaire or an astronaut but just curious what Neptune looks like this time of year, drop by the Eugenides Foundation. This is home to the largest and, by general acclaim, most advanced digital 3-D 360 degrees Planetarium in the world, built in 2003 and designed to seat 280 people at a time. Large format films and planetarium shows are projected on a 25-metre diameter dome. Thanks to the latest digital technology you can scuba dive in the great barrier reef, get up close and personal with a Hawaiian volcano crater and follow Neil Armstrong’s footsteps on the surface of the moon. You may need to cancel your lunch plans as you’ll no doubt be tempted to wander around the Interactive Science and Technology Exhibition arranged on three levels. This hall focuses on Matter, Materials, Sound, Image and Biotechnology. Test your imagination and awareness by turning switches, pressing buttons, pretending to be a film director or even a musician. If you’re the studious type, there’s a library with a list of 47,000 books to choose from, amongst them 400 titles authored and published by the Eugenides Foundation. A 400-seater amphitheatre is available if you decide to hold a convention in a sophisticated environment. There is a cafeteria serving refreshments and light snacks. Eugene Eugenides was a shipping magnate who had the foresight to create an organization in 1956 that would help produce the caliber of qualified workforce, capable of reconstructing a country ravaged by civil war. To that extent, 20 scholarships are offered to students each year, as well as donations to support education and ensure equal access to knowledge.
Buses: 126, A2,B2 from Akadimias & Omirou St

Amenities

Credit Cards
Air-conditioning
Child-friendly
Facilities for disabled
Conference facilities

Website

Email

public@eugenfound.edu.gr

Open

Open 19:30-20:30, Sat, Sun 10:30-20:30. Closed Mon, Tue.

Price/Additional Info

Planetarium Digital Shows: €6, iWERKS Shows: €8

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