WELCOME TO PLANETARIUM OF CRETE
Discover the cosmos… feel the ancient majesty… unveil the mystery
Welcome to our Starry Nights. Starry nights is a breakthrough new activity in Crete, offered to some chosen villas in Crete. In Planetarium of Crete, we have developed a complete presentation that can travel your mind and your senses to a whole new level of clarity and uniqueness.
Have you ever tried to read star maps? We give every participant a star map of the current month and a small red flashlight so with the help of our staff, he/she can identify the constellations using Uranography. This is an incredible process that will free your mind and relax your body. It is also a great opportunity for you to learn how to find your way home at night with Polaris, the north star!
So now after years of planning and designing, Planetarium of Crete has the honor to invite you personally to live this incredible experience under Crete’s dark skies. We can promise you will spend a great night that you will never forget.
Planetarium starlab is a small portable digital planetarium and with the brand new projection systems, it is able to project any digital full dome film. These films are specially created for planetariums and offer a unique audio-visual teaching experience. They are being played around the world and their main special feature is that they are projected on a 360 degree hemispherical dome where viewers feel they are in the movie itself!
The new digital planetarium of Planetarium Crete can now be transfered to your accommodation, hotel or villa providing a high quality, professional, exciting and entertaining service for every age. It is being transported and set up very quickly (indoors such as gyms, multipurpose halls etc.). The minimum space required for the planetarium is 5 m x 6.5 m and 3 m height.
The films we have selected are of high quality, well known and played on planetariums all over the world. They are educational, recreational and each one of them are specially designed for it’s own target age group.
Planetarium of Crete was founded in 2014.
Our main goal is is to spread the ancient science of Astronomy in Crete with an educational, innovative and a very fun way. We own some of the biggest amateur telescopes in Greece and our very well trained staff can give you the whole sky in your plate.
We can arrange telescope guided tours all over Crete and our very well trained staff can travel your mind and spirit million light years away. Villas are perfect for such star parties because they usually are away from light pollution where stars shine! Feel free to contact us for more information.
We also own the unique portable starlab digital planetarium in Crete that is able to project any digital full dome film. These films are specially created for planetariums and offer a unique audio-visual teaching experience. They are being played around the world and their main special feature is that they are projected on a 360 degree hemispherical dome where viewers feel they are in the movie itself!
Manos Tsikalas is an IT graduate with an extra pedagogical training from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education of Greek University. His biggest passion is the science of Astronomy and Cosmology.
Manos has been actively involved in amateur astronomy since 2007. He has written three books about deep sky observation, he has organized many educational starry nights and has trained many amateur astronomers over the years.
Manos also owns one of the biggest amateur telescopes in Greece, a handmade sixteen inch dobsonian reflector telescope. Therefore he can show you many objects like planets, stars and many deep sky wonders outside our solar system.