The oldest working planetarium in the world.
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Suspended from the ceiling of the living room of a beautiful canal house in Franeker, is the oldest still working planetarium in the world. This accurately moving model of the solar system was built between 1774 and 1781 by the Frisian wool comber, Eise Eisinga.
The planetarium room and the impressive radar form the oldest still-functioning planetarium in the world. But there is still more to see! Discover Eisinga's former wool combing establishment, astronomical instruments, a screening room, changing exhibitions and a focus on modern astronomy.
The Planetarium is largely wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator to the 1st floor. The planetarium’s radar can only be reached via a steep staircase, but there is a monitor with images of the radar on the ground floor.