The first planetarium in an astronomy department in Turkey

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Aliş S., Saygaç A. T., Yelkenci F. K.

Communicating Astronomy with the Public, no.34, pp.33-36, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Journal Name: Communicating Astronomy with the Public
  • Journal Indexes: Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-36
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Among many planetariums in Turkey, Istanbul University hosts the frst planetarium in an astronomy department run by professional astronomers and graduate and undergraduate astronomy students. In this work, we present the design and some technical aspects of the planetarium, as well as our experiences since its opening in 2018.