“Excursion to the Planetarium” essay

“Excursion to the Planetarium” essay

On February 1, we went to the Moscow Planetarium, accompanied by Konstantin Yuryevich Bogdanov and Anatoly Viktorovich Panshin. After we made a general photo, we went into the building of the planetarium and went to the locker room. In the locker room, we saw a complex two-story system of hangers!

Then, after a short wait, we met with the guide. The tour began with the Urania Museum, named after the Muse of Astronomy. We were greeted by a wax statue of an astrologer surrounded by old books, engravings, instruments, and everything that is necessary for science. In the windows of the same hall are all kinds of instruments, telescopes, instruments and hourglass. Also under the ceiling are suspended various space vehicles. The Planetarium machines are also located – one of the first devices used in the old Moscow planetarium, consisting of 16 lenses and 1000 watt lamps. Instruments for orientation to the sea, barograph, telescope, sextant – those devices that for centuries served as seamen for navigation.

Then we went up to the second level of the Urania Museum, where you can see the globes of the Earth, the Moon, Mars and Venus. And the exhibition is supplemented by an extensive collection of meteorites. In my opinion, this is the most interesting exposition, because, what can be more interesting than real alien rocks from space!

After that, we went to the big star hall, where with the help of the most modern equipment, an illusion of flight through space and time is created. In this room we were told about the planets, constellations, the history of our planet and the future of our galaxy. We seemed to fly on a superfast ship, overcoming space and time, watching through the porthole the most important events on our planet that have brought the fate of the earth.


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“Excursion to the Planetarium” essay