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ESTABLISHED IN 1968, THE PLANETARIUM IS A PUBLIC PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY COMMUNITY. IT IS THE CENTER FOR THE POPULARIZATION OF SPACE EDUCATION AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN DNIPRO AND THE REGION. HOWEVER, BEFORE THE MAJOR RENOVATION, THE BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT OF THE INSTITUTION WERE IN AN UNSATISFACTORY CONDITION.

The support from the NGO Aerospace Museum Center of Youth Culture and Education and Association Noosphere in 2018 enabled us to make a new history of the favorite place for Dnipro residents Planetarium Noosphere became a part of the passionate involvement of the project partners that was aimed at creating favorable conditions for the development of the generation of a new era. The purpose of the overhaul is to make the Planetarium accessible to all, as the potential audience of the institution is almost 6 million visitors not only from Dnepropetrovsk region, but also from the neighboring ones, among which children and youth make more than a million.

RENOVATION OF THE DNIPRO PLANETARIUM IN FIGURES AND FACTS

BUILDING
  • The total area of the renovated building is 531 sq.m, including 54 sq.m of basement premises

  • A new load-bearing wall with an area of 85 sq.m is built
  • 251 sq.m of roofing is reinforced and renovated after it has fallen into disrepair, using more than 13 tons of metal structures
  • 376 sq.m of supporting reinforced concrete structures are restored to prevent the landslides on the area where which the Planetarium building is located
  • 320 sq. m of paving slabs and 900 sq. m of asphalt are laid on the territory
  • 376 sq. m of supporting reinforced concrete structures are restored using 87 tons of concrete to prevent landslides on the area where the Planetarium building is located
  • Three reinforced concrete ramps more than 10 m long, a separate bathroom and a space in the Star Hall for a comfortable stay of low mobility groups are provided
  • A modern fire protection system is installed, which includes automatic fire alarms, automatic fire extinguishing devices, lightning protection and fire warning equipment.
  • As a result of re-planning and changing the purpose of the majority of the premises in the building, the exposition area of the Planetarium is increased by 30% - from 200 to 300 sq.m and a space for master classes is created.

 

ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
  • 100 m of high-voltage network is laid and the power of the grid was increased five times: from 26 kW to 140 kW
  • A new water supply and sewage system is laid, which provides 2.5 cubic meters of water to the building per day and ensures its drainage.
  • 54 sq m of energy-saving windows are installed and 250 sq m of facade are insulated using 13 tons of environmentally friendly materials
  • Heating system is installed. It is operated using automatically controlled heat pump and electric boilers, which ensure the heating of 223 sq.m of floor
  • 670 m of air ducts are laid for the ventilation and air conditioning system, which completely refreshes all the air in the premises of the Planetarium seven times an hour and provides a temperature of not more than 28 degrees and a humidity of not more than 65% in the warm season.
  • All power supply equipment of the Planetarium is waste-free and doesn’t produce any environmentally harmful emissions
STAR THEATER RENOVATION
  • The inner metal frame of the screen and the current dome plaster-fabric screen surface is replaced with a plasterboard dome with an inclination angle of 10 degrees
  • The walls are finished with plasterboard acoustic panels, and the floor was carpeted
  • 6 LED projection system made by Norxe is Installed, which enables to show video in 4K format and has a guarantee period of 100 thousand hours of operation without replacing internal components
  • Digital astrosimulator 2D RSA SkyExplorer 6Channels - a unique interactive complex with the ability to create content
  • Systems are controlled using a standard tablet
  • Ambiligth lighting system and 7.1 ambient sound system based on German equipment Nova are installed
  • Specialized chairs for planetariums with the option of back tilting are installed
SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITION AREA
  • Interactive exhibits to learn astronomical concepts in a game format are displayed: a projection sandbox with kinetic sand on which the images of space objects are adapted to a surface relief; astronaut's backpacks which explain the mechanism of gravity; A lunar globe created from real maps of the lunar surface

  • An infographic of the history of astronomy and space exploration is made
  • An installation of space artifacts from the private collection of Max Polyakov was created
  • Tellurium (developed by Noosphere Engineering School students) is presented, which demonstrates the location and motion of the Sun, Earth and Moon in space relative to each other.
  • There is an augmented reality area
  • Tables with interactive panels are installed