You may have noticed a small silver ball on top of our building. Inside it is our fully spherical planetarium with a Guinness World Record-holding Megastar projector that offers you a breathtaking view on the sky with over 10 million stars. The Megastar IIA projector is created by Takayuki Ohira. In addition to that our planetarium features a digital projection system Uniview from Sciss that allows us to virtually fly through the whole known Universe
Planetarium shows usually start at 11.00am and run in every full hour. Tickets cost 4 € (with the science centre ticket) or 6 € (without the science centre ticket) and can be purchased at the ticket desk. One show can accommodate 25 people, so we recommend booking your planetarium tickets before your visit. Book on +372 745 6789 or directly at the ticket desk.
Attention! Group visits to the planetarium cannot be booked at the ticket desk. To book tickets for your group, call +372 515 6766 or send us an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention! Children must be at least 5 years old to visit most planetarium shows. However, we also have a family show "Let's Fly To Space", where younger children are welcome as well. Read more below
At the moment, there are three different shows in our planetarium
Let’s Fly to Space!
AHHAA’s new fun show for the whole family! Join us under an autumn sky and look at the stars. When you’re living in the city, the lights are so bright that the secrets of the space may remain completely unseen. What are stars? Who invented the constellations? Is the Moon really made of cheese and who is the Moon Rabbit? You will soon find out!
Suitable for the visitors of all ages, even the children who
are younger than 5 years and cannot yet visit AHHAA’s other planetarium shows.
Available in Estonian, Russian, English and Latvian.
Discovering the Universe
Speed through the space, following the footsteps of famous explorers, to the farhtest corners of our solar system. The information that we obtain from these parts of the Universe is older than the whole mankind!
The vast space above us has always equally inspired and terrified us. The development of human civilization and the development of astronomy often go hand in hand: from the first sky observations and discoveries through a telescope, to the present day, where many of our everyday gadgets use the technology that was first created during the Cold War space race. We end our journey with a reflection on the future of space research – nowadays, even private companies and small countries, such as Estonia, can launch their own rockets into space.
Suitable for visitors aged 12 and over. Available in Estonian, Russian, English and Latvian.
IN PROGRESS: Meet the Creator
Did you know that Estonia was a space country lõng before ESTCube? This is the story of Estonian astronomy and how the scientists of Tartu have contributed to our knowledge of the Universe: from measuring the distance between the stars on the 19th century, to the present day cosmology. Find out how dark matter and the honeycomb structure were discovered and what was the role of Estonians in all of this (one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century!).
Suitable for high school students and adults, recommended for foreign visitors and conference guests as an introduction to the history of Tartu. Available in Estonian and English.
This show tells you a story of space technology. See how the conquest of space first began and what were the first satellites like. We, too, will become astronauts and set out on a journey to space - first to explore the Moon, then to the planets and check out how they are being observed by spacecrafts. Have you ever seen space telescopes or space stations? Well, now you will (and learn many exciting things about them as well)!
Suitable for guests aged 10 and over
For booked groups, the show is available in Estonian, Russian and Latvian. Attention! You must choose the language at the time of booking.
Let us take you on a ride to the depths of the Universe and its edge (that we are currently aware of)! We begin our journey on Earth, our home planet, and visit various other planets in our solar system on the way. We will pass the stars, take a look at Milky Way and other galaxies and speed onwards until we've reached the very "end" of the Universe. On our way back, we will also drop by the International Space Station (ISS).
Live shows are carried out by the planetarists themselves, which means that the content of the show canbe adjusted to fit the age and preferences of the audience. A live show usually consists of a brief overview of a night sky/stars, journey through the solar system and introduction of the Milky Way galaxy and the Universe beyond that.