The stars are crashing down this month at Bangkok’s home to all things space and science.
With its Digistar 5 theater system, 5.1 surround sound and two 4K-resolution digital projectors, the Bangkok Planetarium is bringing a new show into its 360-degree dome that will turn the audience into spacefarers and immerse them in the solar system’s celestial bodies.
For the whole of September, check out its new show, Impact Earth, which captures the destructive power of meteors, comets and asteroids.
The documentary includes a dramatic 2013 meteorite which created a fiery explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia. There were no deaths, but more than 1,500 people were injured. It also includes and historical impacts such as the 1908 Tunguska event.
Clocking in at 25 minutes, Impact Earth is narrated by former U.S. astronaut Tom Jones and was produced by Rice University’s Rice Space Institute and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. One show can accommodate 280 audience members.
Admission is THB30 for adults and THB20 for children to watch it in Thai. See it in English at 10am on Tuesdays for THB50 (adults) and THB30 (children).
The old-fashioned semi-dome planetarium opened in 1964 and underwent a THB92 million renovation four years ago. It’s located at the Science Center for Education next to the Easstern Bus Terminal and is easily reached by foot from BTS Ekkamai’s exit No. 2.
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Science Center for Education
928, Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong, Bangkok
Opens 9am – 4pm daily, except Monday
Phone: +662 391 0544