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Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium, Yaroslavl
(4.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Learn more about astronomy and the history of Russian space travel at Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium, dedicated to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. Built on the grounds of a former monastery, the planetarium is known for its unusual architecture, featuring a white concrete and glass exterior and an inner dome illuminated by thousands of LED lights in a range of colors, making the building look like a sphere floating in space at night. Climb the observatory tower, which resembles the bell tower of an old Russian cathedral, and attend one of the shows that explain the stars in the sky and the changes that occur each season. One show deals with astronomy in Russian folklore; check the schedule online prior to your visit. The museum models and exhibitions have partial English captions, but tend to be interactive and easily understood despite the limited English information. You can get a meal at the cafe inside the planetarium. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium by using our Yaroslavl travel itinerary planner.
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  • Love this place If you like us since childhood and stars fascinate are interested in the mysteries of the infinite Cosmos, go here
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  • Especially impressed with the area, adjacent to the Planetarium here Temple (Yaroslavl city of contrasts). Program quality does not concede to the Moscow Planetarium and very pleased that there is a story about the skies over Syria.
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  • A good place for children and adults to broaden their horizons, interesting films, a good Museum, very affordable prices)))
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