Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium, Yaroslavl

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. Start your trip to Yaroslavl by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • August 19, 2017
    As well, that the Planetarium and space museums is not only in the capital! Center Valentina Tereshkova was required to attend a three-day programme of our acquaintance with Yaroslavl. Visited the Planetarium program and exhibition tour. The guide of love Ivanovna told us many interesting things about the history of space exploration. The story was fascinating, interesting to me (though I am not a fan of space) and accessible to son 8 years. Thanks Love Ivanovna, fanatic his case with glowing eyes! Building a new, modern, very beautiful. There is a café. Parking in the immediate vicinity with a sufficient number of seats. Payment only in cash.
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  • August 7, 2017
    A small exposition with mock-ups of missiles and the Planetarium. The child was interesting. the Museum badly! Very even!
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  • August 1, 2017
    We recommend a visit to the Museum, while such professionals and loving his business people like Love Ivanovna. Great Narrator, she conducted a tour of the uvlekatelnejshuju small Exposition, dedicated adults and adolescents in interesting details and history of our astronauts. July 2017.
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Places to stay in Yaroslavl might not be as numerous as in some other Russian cities, but you can still find a good selection of accommodation to satisfy a range of tastes and budgets. The city is home to several large hotels, ranging from the luxurious, with on-site spas and swimming pools, to more modest economy options. A handful of small, charming boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts offer more intimate lodging. Fully equipped apartments and budget hostels round out the selection. Because accommodation in Yaroslavl is not particularly plentiful, it's always wise to make reservations ahead of time.
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