If you're in Buenos Aires and disappointed that you can't see the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere or if you're here with kids and are looking for something educational to do then why not plan a visit to the Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires in the Palermo parks area.

El Planetario de Buenos Aires

During the weekend there are currently five screenings per day:

  • Collar de estrellas at 15:00 and 16:00
  • Viaje por el cosmos at 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

I went along to see viaje por el cosmos and arrived at 16:40 to see a long queue of people starting inside the building and going out past the entrance gates. There was a second queue to the left where tickets could be purchased. Not to worry, at 16:55 the doors opened and I think that everyone managed to get in ok.

The show lasted for about an hour and consisted of educational material (in Spanish) about the solar system and galaxies over the backdrop of the Buenos Aires night sky. If you're from the Northern Hemisphere then it's sure to be interesting to have the Southern Hemisphere constellations pointed out to you so that you can recognise them yourself.

At only $4 pesos per person the Planetario is good value for money and offers something interesting to do during a trip to the Palermo parks.

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