Centrum Nauki Kopernik Wersja polska

 Our shows

  • Live 3D live

    During the show we will visit some places in the universe where life has a chance to exist. During the trip we will fly the space between the stars, slide below the rings of Saturn and watch the ends of our Galaxy. With the three-dimensional effects and the possibility to choose destinations we will become true seekers of extraterrestrial life immersed in the cosmic reality.

    The show lasts 45 minutes and is presented live byThe Heavens of Copernicus staff. Show is intended for viewers over 10 years of age.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 01.06.2016
  • Dream to Fly. 2D

    How many times have you dreamt that you were flying? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have wings? Discover the great secret of flying with Leonardo da Vinci, the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers and other aviation pioneers. ‘Dream to Fly’ is an amazing adventure with science and the history of aviation, which will enable you to fly a balloon, an airship and a plane. The dream to fly has raised the man even further – into the outer space. We will also visit a space station and fly a rocket. So how many times have you dreamt that you were flying? Dreams sometimes come true...

    The movie has been directed in the film studio of the Heavens of Copernicus. It is our independent project that we developed for 2 years. It is also the first Polish production in fulldome technology, which enables displaying movies on a spherical screen that surrounds the audience from all sides. Music for the movie was composed by Michał Lorenc, and commentary (also in the English language version) was delivered by Danuta Stenka.

    The world premiere of the movie took place at FullDome Festival Jena (one of the three world’s most important and most prestigious events in the planetarium industry). Our first production was awarded the main prize and the audience award.

    For kids aged 12 and up.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 01.06.2016
  • Solar Journey

    For centuries the exact measurements of distances to fara- way stars were impossible to determine, and the make-up of the milky Way remained a riddle. today the Gaia space- craft, whose mission began in late 2013, is creating an exact three-dimensional map of the Galaxy. Discover the history of research on our corner of the Universe in a film the heavens of Copernicus and other European planetariums made in coop- eration with the European space agency (Esa).

     

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    • 01.06.2016
  • Odyssey across the sky

    Have you ever wondered how many fish there are in the sky – up among the constellations? Or how many dogs? And what is a constellation, anyway? It’s usually considered be the shape that emerges when we draw lines connecting certain stars in the sky. Using our imagination, we try to make out the shape of different objects, animals, or mythological heroes.

    Who has never heard of Orion or Cassiopeia? And how about the Big Dipper – is that also one of the constellations? Come enjoy this new live show at the “Heavens of Copernicus” Planetarium, this time devoted entirely to constellations. We will tell the stories of some lesser-known ones, such as the river Eridanus, Ophiuchus the serpentbearer, and Indus the Indian. We will see what the sky looks like from the Earth’s southern hemisphere, such as Centaurus the centaur and the famous Southern Cross. Viewers will also have a chance to find out what the Incas thought about the origins of the Milky Way. In conclusion, we will reveal how the constellations officially stand today, based on the 20th-century decisions of the International Astronomical Union.

    The show lasts for 45 min. and is presented live by the Heavens of Copernicus staff. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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    • 01.06.2016
  • One World, one Sky

    The protagonists of the film are Elmo and Big Bird from “sesame street” and their Chinese colleague - hu hu Zhu. Together they watch the Big Dipper, search for the North star and walk on the surface of the moon.
    Film intended for viewers of 3–5 years of age. Distributor: sky-skan Europe; starring: Caroll Spinney, Kevin Clash, Tayler Bunch

     

    The show “Frank the hare” lasts 20 minutes and is presented presented before the film.

    This is a show for children, in which presenters take them to the forest, where they trace forest animals, following the footsteps left in the snow and talk about their winter habits. And when the night falls, it turns out that animals can also be found in the sky disguised as constellations.

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    • 01.06.2016
  • Starry Night Concert: The hot rhythms of summer

    The Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium is proud to invite both music and astronomy enthusiasts for our magnificent "Starry Night Concerts". Every Friday at 19.00 we’re holding a classical music concert, enhanced with visualisations on the planetarium dome.

    3 and 10 June – The hot rhythms of summer

    What has heating us with its warmth form five milliards years? The Sun - not only a primal cause and a main condition of human life on the Earth, but also an overlord of the solar system. We know that unusual star also as a symbol of the summer – season in which an incline of our planet turns into the Sun direction. During Concerts under the stars at 3rd and 10th of June we will approach summer by joyful sounds of compositions of G. Gershwin - Summertime, Z. Abreu - Tico Tico, L.Bonfy - Manhã de Carnaval or H. Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5. All being arranged and performed by Tomasz Woźniak (trumpet) and Maria Gabryś (piano).

     

     

    Maria Gabryś – pianist, strongly interested in music form 18th century to contemporary, graduated at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, she had continued education in academy in Lucerne and also in School Of Early Music in Basel. Maria Gabryś is also prizewinner in many national and international contests. She had been performing in Europe, USA, Korea Republic and Japan.



    Tomasz Woźniak – a trumpeter and Doctor of Arts, graduated from The Frederic Chopin University of Music. Thanks to The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship programme he developed his skills during postgraduate studies in Conservatoire Supérieur in Paris in the class of Guy Touvron. The laureate of numerous competitions, e.g. 1st Prize, Grand Prix and The Ministry of Culture and Arts Special Prize at 1st Polish Trumpeters’ Festival in Kalisz, 1st Prize at YAMAHA Competition for brass instruments in Poznan, Kammermusikpreis at 7th International Competition Klassik- Festival Ruhr 2004 in Marl, Germany and twice semi-finalist of M. André Competition in Paris. He performs both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, playing music of different styles and genres, from Baroque to 21st-century one. In his everyday life he works as a Polish Radio Orchestra member in Warsaw.

     

     

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    • 03.06.2016
  • Dark Side of the Moon

    This show is a tribute to Pink Floyd - one of the greatest bands of all time.

    Dark Side of the Moon is a journey into the world of strange, full of fantasy and mesmerizing graphics straight from the 1990s. The tour is accompanied accompaniment by legendary songs: “Time”, “Money”, “Us and Them” and “Eclipse”. This is not all, because the whole is accompanied by a specially designed laser show.

    The Dark Side of the Moon – a laser show created by our planetarium – has won first prize from the International Laser Display Association at a ceremony in Las Vegas.

     

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    • 03.06.2016
  • Voices in the Dark

    Enter a magical world. Dare to believe your eyes. Nothing here is just what it seems at first glance: a postcard as a portal to a lost city, tarot cards which come to life or floating ballet dancers in virtual worlds. A symphony of sounds, pictures and emotions takes you away to a mysterious world.
    Mike Batt has, together with Terry Rudat and Mindgames Productions, gathered a team of superb, creative 3D designers, illustrators, dancers and video artists to visualise his epic musical work in spectacular visual worlds. The spectator sets out on a breathtaking journey through a magic, audiovisual universe which is created in and through Mike Batt’s music. Voices in the Dark takes you to completely new audiovisual dimensions and surprises the spectator to the very last. This “music-video-art-film installation” is an almost playful exploration of the visual possibilities for 360 degree video.

    Lasts for 50 min.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 04.06.2016
  • Astronaut

    Exploring the cosmos is man’s greatest adventure. How can we join in? Feel what it’s like to be an astronaut yourself, taking off into outer space or floating wieghtles near the International Space Station; discover the dangers that await people in outer space.

    For ages 8 and up. Producer: NSC Creative; Narrator: Ewan McGregor. Lasts 25 min. Before each showing of this film there will be a live show in Polish only.

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    • 04.06.2016
  • Around Jazz: Here's That Rainy Day

    Do you like jazz and improvisation? Once a month, we will put you into the jazz orbit. We invite you to the new cycle of concerts in the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium – “Around Jazz”, during which we will listen both to well-known standards and genuine jam sessions.

    The concerts will be accompanied by visualisations of the sky against the dome. Images of the sky, space and the remotest corners of the Universe will become an inspiration for the artists who will create for them a musical illustration in the rhythm of jazz. The cosmic themes will be generated by the sounds of piano and trumpet but the musicians and their instruments will also influence what the audience will see on the screen. You need to see and hear this in person!

     

    10 June – Here's That Rainy Day
    The “rain” of meteorites, seen from time to time from the Earth is an outstanding, breathtaking phenomenon: meteorites are dust or stone fragments surrounding the Sun. They arise as a result of planetoids collisions or with appear of the comet leaving behind cloud of dust and tiny pieces. We could consider uniqueness of the meteor shower and other objects flying in the universe during the next Concert under the stars, thanks to Małgorzata Markiewicz, young but also experienced vocalist and the legend of Polish jazz - Janusz Skowron – a pianist, composer, arranger. This music journey will be full of jazz standards familiar from performances of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra or Billy Holiday.

     

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 10.06.2016
  • Starry Night Concert: Secrets of the Night

    27 May, 17 June – Secrets of the Night

    Even though pianist Kuba Sokołowski says that he is interested mainly in two music streams – contemporary and jazz music, during the next Concert under the stars, he is going to show us different styles of music periods. Next to renaissance psalms of Mikołaj Gomółka, truly romantic Fryderyk Chopin’s compositions (like Prelude “Raindrop” op. 28) or modern Piano Sonata of Grażyna Bacewicz we will hear piece created by Hungarian composer Szabolcs Esztényi form the second part of 20th century. Colors of jazz embodied into Flow and Rosemary's Lullaby would definitely complete this interesting music picture – for the coming beginning of summer.
    Programme:
    F. Chopin – Prelude in D-flat major no. 15 op. 28, Nocturne f-minor op. 55
    M. Gomółka – psalms, arr. J. Sokołowski
    G. Bacewicz – second part of Piano Sonata no. 2
    W. Pawlik - Flow (no. II, III, IV, VI, IX, X)
    K. Komeda - Rosemary's Lullaby
    Sz. Estenyi - Muzyka kreowana nr 3 in memoriam Tomasz Sikorski

    Kuba Sokołowski – a pianist, graduated from the class of Professor Elżbieta Tarnawska at The Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Since 2009 he has performed with his own group Magnolia Acoustic Quartet (MAQ), with which he prepared two concert albums released then by For Tune Records. His major interests consist of contemporary and jazz music. He is the laureate of Polish Television Prize ‘Dolina Kreatywna’ for young talents in the category of music. Together with MAQ he has been awarded 2nd prize during international young jazz groups competition ‘Jazz Juniors’ in Cracow and 1st prize during Europejskie Integracje Muzyczne in Żyrardów (the prize awarded by Włodek Pawlik). MAQ took also part in the finals of International Competition Jazz On The Odra. During his career, Kuba Sokołowski cooperated also with Juliusz Machulski and Kordian Piwowarski. In 2014 he took part in prestigious master course at School for Improvisational Music in New York. Being the only one Pole there, he worked under supervision of such great musicians as Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Gerald Cleaver. Currently, he works as a lecturer and an accompanist at The Faculty of Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance at The Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 17.06.2016
  • Natural Selection

    The movie takes us back in time to XIX century England, where we meet Charles Darwin – a naturalist and the author of the theory of evolution. We set with him aboard the HMS Beagle sailing ship on a journey to the coast of South America. During the trip, together with Darwin, you will discover unusual animal species and fossils of ancient organisms. Movie show for people aged 11 and over.

     

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 02.07.2016
  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Fascinating journey into the past that will take us to one of the most famous cities of the Maya civilisation, i.e. Chichen Itza (currently on the territory of Mexico), whose period of greatest development was the 10th century. The show tells about Maya beliefs and mythology, and presents their extraordinary knowledge of astronomy. If you have never seen a solar eclipse in your life, you will experience it here. The film is intended for 10+ viewers.
    There’s a “Heads Up!” live show before that film.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 03.07.2016
  • Timespace

    A marvellous journey through time and space awaits you. You shall witness the birth of a star and see the creation of the universe. You will see the great cataclysm, that put an end to the reign of dinosaurs During this journey, you will observe Halley’s comet with the ancient Mayas. You will also take a trip to the moon, accompanied by the first people to ever set foot on the Silver Globe. What about the future? What awaits us? Will spacefaring be possible for everyone within a couple hundred years?

    For ages 8 and up. Producer: NSC Creative; Narrator: Ewan McGregor.
    Lasts 25 min. Before each showing of this film there will be a live
    show in Polish only.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Premiera:
    • 05.07.2016
  • Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

    Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago. The eyes belonged to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope. This show tells Galileo’s personal and powerful story and explores how his discoveries displaced long-held views about the universe.
    The film takes you back in time to Pisa, Italy, to experience Galileo’s early experiments with gravity and the laws of motion, his advocacy of the idea that the Earth revolves around the sun, and his work with early telescopes. You see how his keen observations culminated in The Starry Messenger, an early masterpiece in which Galileo described all his dazzling discoveries in a straightforward, easy to understand way.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 09:00
  • Earth, Moon, Sun

    This film explores the basic astronomical phenomena that can be observed almost every day. What goes on there up in the sky? Why does the Sun shine and what can it be used for? How does the day progress, and why do the seasons change? Find out more about the constellations, space travel and landing on the Moon.

    For ages 8 and up, lasts 30 min. Distributor: Sky-Skan Europe; starring: Mike Urben, Dave Adams, Joy Jones. Audio description available in Polish. Before each showing of this film there will be a live show in Polish only.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 10:00
  • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

    Who among us as a child did not want to go into space? The protagonists of the film are a boy and a girl, who in selfconstructed cardboard rocket and by the power of their imagination are going on a journey through the solar system. We go with them.

    Film intended for viewers of 5–12 years of age.

     

     

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 11:00
  • Cosmic Voyage

    The year is 2053. We are on board the spacecraft The Heavens of Copernicus and we go on the first tourist trip to Saturn. How to get there the fastest? What will you take on board? You decide it by yourself. During our trip, you will learn how the planets move, what the interplanetary debris looks like, but, as in any space travel, you must also reckon with unexpected emotions and adventures.

    The show lasts 45 minutes and is presented live by Copernicus staff. Show is intended for viewers over 13 years of age.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 12:00
  • Anatomy of the Universe

    For centuries, scholars, thinkers, and scientists have been pondering the history of the Universe and how it is structured. New methods have been devised for measuring distances, and with ever-larger telescopes we have been peering out further and further. Astronomers have ultimately come to the realization that our Solar System is but a small speck in the wider Universe. Just 100 years ago the Milky Way galaxy was thought to be the whole Universe, but today we already know of more than 80 billion different galaxies! Are they strewn around chaotically, or do they form larger structures? What do we know about the Universe as a whole, and can we trace back its history? Why is our Universe the way it is, and what factors have shaped it? Such questions could go on and on… at this show we will look for answers to some of them.
     
    The show lasts 45 minutes and is presented live by planetarium staff. It is recommended for viewers 12 years and up, for middle-school and high-school students.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 13:00
  • We Are Aliens! 3D

    Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? From the creators of ‘Astronaut’ and ‘We Are Astronomers’, ‘We Are Aliens!’ takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life. Once again this award-winning studio brings you a production that finely balances science, education and family entertainment. ‘We Are Aliens!’ narrated by Rupert Grint is an exciting new 360° Fulldome digital planetarium show produced by NSC Creative with input from UK astronomers.

    Film for 10 years old and up.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 14:00
  • Dream to Fly. 3D

    How many times have you dreamt that you were flying? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have wings? Discover the great secret of flying with Leonardo da Vinci, the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers and other aviation pioneers. ‘Dream to Fly’ is an amazing adventure with science and the history of aviation, which will enable you to fly a balloon, an airship and a plane. The dream to fly has raised the man even further – into the outer space. We will also visit a space station and fly a rocket. So how many times have you dreamt that you were flying? Dreams sometimes come true...

    The movie has been directed in the film studio of the Heavens of Copernicus. It is our independent project that we developed for 2 years. It is also the first Polish production in fulldome technology, which enables displaying movies on a spherical screen that surrounds the audience from all sides. Music for the movie was composed by Michał Lorenc, and commentary (also in the English language version) was delivered by Danuta Stenka.

    The world premiere of the movie took place at FullDome Festival Jena (one of the three world’s most important and most prestigious events in the planetarium industry). Our first production was awarded the main prize and the audience award.

    For kids aged 12 and up.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 16:00
  • Polaris

    James, a traveling penguin from the South Pole, and Vladimir, a funny bear from the North Pole, meet on the Arctic sea ice. They become friends, talk about their respective regions and observe the stars together, wondering why the night is so long at the poles of the Earth. Novice astronomers, they are trying to solve this mystery by reasoning and obse­rvation. Thanks to the rigor of James and the inventive genius of Vladimir, their scientific adventure leads them to build an observatory and then an improvised spaceship. During a trip around the Earth, extended to Mars and Saturn, they get their answer and discover that the planets have similarities but also differences.

    Polaris is a playful story combining pedagogy and astonishing 3D effects. Addressing astronomical concepts such as the tilt of the Earth’s axis, planetary types and ice in the solar system, the show also introduces key elements of the scientific method.

    For children from 7 years old.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 17:00
  • Black holes. Journey into unknown

    It is a dark tale of amazing objects that intrigue scientists. Black holes are among the most mysterious astronomical objects. What are they and how did they form? What happens inside them? How can we detect them? The explanation of their formation, the processes that take place inside them and in their vicinity is one of the most important goals of modern astronomers.

    There is a live show before that film: “Heads Up!”. Movie show for people aged 13 and over. Distributor: sky-skan Europe; reader: Goeffrey Rush. Contains polish audio description. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

    Reservation details Szczegóły Today we play at:
    • 18:00

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Planetarium opening hours

  • Tuesday - Wednesday 8:30 - 19:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 20:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 10:30 - 20:30
  • Sunday 10:30 - 19:30
  • MondayPlanetarium is closed

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Founders:

  • Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa
  • Ministetrstwo Edukacji Narodowej
  • Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego