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“If you are in Franeker, visit the Planetarium!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Eise Eisingastraat 3, Franeker 8801, The Netherlands
+31 (0)517 393070
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Franeker
Type: Science Museums
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The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“If you are in Franeker, visit the Planetarium!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The Planetarium is very interesting! When you are done you can go next door and have a cup of coffee or tea and some apple pie.

Visited May 2012
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Educational: the oldest working Planetarium in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Mr. Eise Eisinga made this planetarium to educate people and to help them understand that the planest wouldn't colide. In 1774 a bit of panic occured since the common believe was that with the colission of planets, planet earth would seize to exist.

The Planetarium is really clever, beautifully constructed and it's hard to believe Eisinga was a self educated man, not a scientist at work at some university.

The history of is family is also interesting, his life, his works and the history of the house. Definately worth a trip.

Visited December 2011
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Breda, The Netherlands
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“The solar system in the living room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Accurate scale model of the solar system. All the planets, stars, sun and moon in the Planetarium move exactly as they do in reality. All driven by a mechanism made of wooden disks with more than 10,000 nails serving as gear teeth. Every visitor receives an explanation in the planetarium room. It's a short visit.

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sydney
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“franeker for astronomy lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

This planetarium was constructed in a house on a living room ceiling in 1774-81 by Eise Eisingen . Eise was awool comber and amateur astronomer. This visit was unique and an absolutely unexpected delight whilst touring Friesland.

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