Its main objective is to disseminate Astronomy and Science from two standpoints: one educational and one informative, always geared at promoting both disciplines among school students and the public at large.
Bearing that purpose in mind, the Planetarium also has several rooms adapted in the course of time to fulfil different purposes. Madrid’s Planetarium is found at a height of 600 metres, which makes it an ideal vantage point for visitors to have a panoramic view of a great part of the city.
For the multi-media projections held in the main room of the Planetarium, there is a multi-vision system consisting of 100 slide projectors that cover the whole cupola in images and thus produce a panoramic effect, a single hemispherical image enwrapping it all, and there is also the possibility of projecting on any area on the cupola.
Planetario de Madrid.
Avenida del Planetario,16.
Parque Tierno Galván.
28045 – Madrid.
Phone: +34 91 467 34 61.
17 April to 25 June: from Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 to 13:45 hours and 17:00 to 19:45 hours, (mornings are reserved to school pupils). Weekends and feast days: 11:00 to 13:45 hours and 17:00- 20:45 hours. 27 June to 10 September: from Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 to 13:45 hours and 17:00-19:45 hours. The Planetarium is closed on Mondays.
Admission to exhibitions and video and audio-visual projections is free. Admission prices to access the projection
room are the following: Adult: 3.35 euros. Child (aged 2 – 14) and senior citizens (aged 65+): 1.50 euros. Groups of over 15 people, upon arrangement: 2.55 euros.
How to get there
Metro: Line 6, Méndez Álvaro station. Bus: Lines 8, 102, 148 and 152. Suburban train: Lines C5, C7B and C10, Méndez Álvaro station.
Cafeteria. Access for people with disabilities. Equipment rental. Free car park.