Planetario do Carmo, Sao Paulo

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Carmo Planetarium is a planetarium in Parque do Carmo, eastern São Paulo, Brazil. It is part of the Open University of the Environment and Culture of Peace, and opened on 30 November 2005. It is one of three planetaria in São Paulo, the others being Professor Aristóteles Orsini Planetarium and the Johannes Kepler Planetarium at Sabina Escola Parque do Conhecimento.
The 1750sqm building has a projection dome that is 10m high and 20m diameter, with 230 reclining seats, and projection by a Carl Zeiss AG Universarium VIII, which uses 9,000 optical fibres and 109 lenses to portray the night sky. There is also a 70-seat classroom, reading space, and a lobby with exhibitions. Two telescopes are located on a terrace behind the planetarium. The planetarium building cost R$11 million to construct, and the projector cost R$5 million to purchase.
The planetarium is located at 137 John Speers Street. Several bus routes pass near to the planetarium. It hosts pre-booked school visits on weekdays, and is open to the public on weekends and some weekdays during school holidays.
The planetarium closed in 2007 due to structural problems arising from infiltration, and fungi was discovered on the lens of the projector in 2010. The observation area reopened in 2012, before closing again in January 2013 due to a water leak. The planetarium reopened on 8 May 2016, after repairs costing R$1.2 million. It reopened with revised management, and a branch of the astrophysics school (which is primarily located at the other planetarium in São Paulo).
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  • Guys do what they really love to do. They have their own content. I was really excited even not understanding Portuguese.  more »
  • The planetarium is perfect. We loved the location and the session we saw was narrated live. Super Indico. Children and adults.
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  • Amazing planetarium with top tech projections. Best in Latin America indeed!
  • Easy access via Jacu peach, meaning Mauá, is a very interesting and undisclosed leisure option. The dome is cool and the projection machine, or planetary, meet your goals of putting us in space. The toilets are clean and well maintained. The parking lot is gigantic, for more than 200 cars. Carmo Park warns of the risk of yellow fever. For those who will attend the park beyond the planetarium, it is recommended to take the yellow fever vaccine 10 days before the visit. Adults pay 4.00 and children 2.00 (Dec/18). Public network teachers pay half. The location has accessibility and some interesting exhibitions. Check out the photos of this review. I recommend without a doubt the planetarium of Parque do Carmo.
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