Shanghai Astronomy Museum

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Shanghai Astronomy Museum

Address: 380 Lingang Boulevard, Nanhui Xincheng town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Opening hours: 9 am-4 pm (last entry at 3 pm)
Closed Mondays (Except for public holidays)
General Admission: 30 yuan ($4.63)
Tel: (86-21) 50908563

The main building of the Shanghai Astronomy Museum uses spiral shapes to form a 'celestial orbit'. [Photo/IC]

Located in the Lingang Special Area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and having opened in July 2021, the Shanghai Astronomy Museum is a branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.

The Shanghai Astronomy Museum draws visitors to explore the universe. [Photo/IC]

Covering an area of approximately 58,600 square meters, it is the world's largest planetarium in terms of building scale. With the vision of “shaping a complete view of the universe”, the Shanghai Astronomy Museum strives to arouse people’s curiosity, and encourage people to explore stars, understand the universe, and think about the future.

The main building of the Shanghai Astronomy Museum uses graceful spiral shapes to form a “celestial orbit”. With the unique round skylight, the inverted dome, and the dome theater forming a “three-body” structure, it interprets the fundamental laws of the celestial orbit.

The main exhibition area of the Shanghai Astronomy Museum consists of three sections, namely the “Home”, the “Universe”, and the “Journey”. It shows the overall view of the vast universe and creates a multi-sensory journey for space exploration, helping visitors to shape a whole view of the universe.

The Shanghai Astronomy Museum has four pieces of professional astronomical observation and celestial demonstration equipment. The 65-centimeter adaptive optical solar telescope (EAST) can observe multispectral images of the sun during the daytime and display high-resolution images of sunspots, prominences, and flares; the one-meter bifocal telescope (DOT) provides visitors with a clear view of the moon, planets, and beautiful deep sky objects at night; The world’s most advanced multi-functional dome theater with ultra-high-definition can help visitors explore the mysterious universe; and the advanced optical planetarium enables people to engage with an amazingly vivid starry sky by projecting high-precision simulation of the stars.

A visitor enjoys an interactive activity at the Shanghai Astronomy Museum. [Photo/IC]

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