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Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Eise Eisinga Planetarium

The world's oldest functioning planetarium

Franeker - "The end of the world." It's a prophecy of all ages. On 8 May 1774 a conjunction of the planets occurred. As a result the earth would be pulled from its orbit and incinerated in the sun. Eise Eisinga, a wool carder, wanted to show that there was no reason for panic and built a model of the solar system at the ceiling of his house. Up to today, the model is still accurately moving.



It took Eise Eisinga seven years to build the impressive model from wood and more than 10,000 hand-forged nails.

Visitor information
Address: Eise Eisingastraat 3
Zip / City: 8801 KE  Franeker
Phone: +31 (0)517 393070
Email: info@planetarium-friesland.nl
Web: planetarium-friesland.nl

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Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium

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