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in 34121 Kassel, Hesse (DE)

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The museum contains a wide range of scientific and technological exhibits from ancient times to the present day, including the Renaissance.

Groups  from  10  to  30  persons
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Museum for Astronomy & Physics Complete with Planetarium
An der Karlsaue 20 c
34121 Kassel , Germany

Tel.: 056131680500
Fax: 056131680555


Description

The historical emphasis concentrates on the astronomical instruments invented by Eberhard Baldewein and Jost Bürgi which provided the equipment for Europe’s first observatory. Landgrave Wilhelm IV of Hesse-Kassel had them installed on the terrace of Kassel’s castle in 1560. Also included are valuable objects relating to physics, microscopes, optics and scales such as telescopes and watches to measure time and space. Other early examples show the development of energy technology (Magdeburg hemispheres, Denis Papin’s steam pump) as well as data processing from ancient times to the first computer invented by Konrad Zuse.

Details

Museum/ exhibition
Regions: North Hesse (Hesse, DE)

Groups  from  10  to  30  persons

Languages spoken: German

  • Suitable for coach groups
  • Possible exit / door in direct proximity


    Openings

    Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm

    Planetarium:

    Regular showings on different subjects:
    At 2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays & 8pm on Thursdays
    At 3pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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