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“A journey in time and space” 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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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“A journey in time and space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Very informative museum about astronomy and the historical background of the planetarium, which was built in the 18th century and still works. The 30 minute video (available in Dutch, English and German) about the creator of the planetarium is worth watching, I think.

Visited August 2013
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california
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“This Planetarium is a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you are in the area, it would be a huge shame to miss the Planetarium. Its very interesting and impressive. The museum closes at 5 and opens at 10, but it is worth waiting for.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I visited the site. it was my second visit, I visited the site some 40 years ago and it impressed me as a kid. And now it was a impressive as it was 40 years ago. The acutal planetarium is in a small room but they have added many rooms with a lot of info on planets, stars and astronomy. The guided tour (well, the talk in the room) was nice and well done.

Visited August 2013
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“Fabulous Instructive Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This museum is worth your trip to Franeker, where Eise Eisinga in de 18th century constructed on his own initiative and with his own hands and knowledge a planetarium to show the world that a big meteor wouldn't collide with Earth. It took him all most 7 years to built in his own house that now is the museum, attracting over 46.000 visitors every year. Really a must to visit and highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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“All about gears and levers.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A beautiful "homebrew" planetarium with expert staff to give you a tour and demonstration. A bit narrow with steep steps and stairways. Good explanatory signage. No nearby easy parking - so you got to walk a few hundred meters to get there.

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