We were pleased to see you to Yaroslavl. Where the International PLANETARIUM Week which had been organized by the V. V. Tereshkova Center and Association of Planetariums with supporting of President's Grants Fund was held for the sixth time from June 14 to 17, 2023. The event was timed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the flight of the first female cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova.
Starting from 2021, our event is held in a new, innovative format. For four days, our Festival is working simultaneously, as well as the International Conference "Planetarium of the XXI century".
We talked about planetariums and everything related to them. It was interesting for both professionals and beginners. In the reports and demonstrations, we were step by step going through the path of creating a cultural and educational center with a planetarium: from the first sketch of the project to construction and equipment. From the first word of the script to an exciting fulldome show. We told you which great importance planetariums have in the life of modern Russia. What unique tasks can be solved with this cutting-edge innovative tool.
“Reflections of the Universe” is the first Russian international festival of the fulldome scientific popular programs for planetariums.
Planetarium is the one of the famous invention in the XX century. Its motherland is the Germany where the first projector of starry sky “Mark I” was invented and manufactured by german engineers of the Carl Zeiss Corporation in Yena and demonstrated to general public in October 1923. This event has opened the era of the planetariums for more than 90 years ago. The carrying of the first Russian International Fulldome Festival of scientific popular programs for the planetariums was coincided with this anniversary.
Second time the festival was conducted from 16 to 19 of June 2015 and was devoted to the space flight of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. In 2015 the Board of the Festival has decided to conducting the Festival always in June and devoting it to this event.