In September, the Agora Science Experience Centre will continue to offer interesting programs for children and adults interested in natural sciences and in space.
Saturday 3rd + Sunday 4th September 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Planetarium: From the Earth to the Universe
The European Southern Observatory’s half-hour full-duplex film spans amazing distances in time and space. From the birth of the Universe to the last moments of the Solar System, you can follow the life of stars and planets, the milestones of ancient and modern space exploration, and the relationship between man and space.
From Earth to the Universe is the first high-definition full-dome show to be freely downloadable. Originally in English, it has been translated into almost 20 languages and is being broadcast in countries from the UK to Japan, Spain to India. The Hungarian version was produced by the Agora Science Experience Centre in collaboration with the Csokonai Theatre. Narrated by Klári Varga
The English-language trailer of the film is available here.
The programme is recommended for children aged 6 and up.
A limited number of visitors will be able to participate in the programmes on a first-come, first-served basis with a ticket to Agóra. Masks are recommended in the planetarium.
Saturday 3rd September 2022, 11:00 a.m., and Sunday 4th September 2022, 2:00 p.m.
The science of losing the light in the eyes
What has the loss of light in the eyes got to do with medicine? How did Harry Houdini, the famous magician and escape artist, perform his mind transfer trick in his own house? Why do we believe in illusionists and have they applied their knowledge to other fields? The lecture will give you an insight into the common fields of illusion and science, and a fascinating insight into the history of magic.
Our 30-minute lecture is recommended for children aged 8 and over.
Saturday 3rd September 2022, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Botanic Garden
What does the honeysuckle have to do with Lombardy, Italy? What do the aerial roots of the marsh cypress look like? After how many years do pine cones appear on giant sequoias? During the Botanical Garden tour, you will see how many new plant names are due to the authors of the Hungarian Herbarium, and you can wander along the paths, most of which were laid out in the first half of the 20th century under the guidance of botanist Rezső Soó.
Suitable attire for a walk in the woods is recommended for this 45-minute programme.
In case of bad weather, you can listen to our presentation “The Great Forest of a Thousand Faces”.
Saturday 3rd September 2022 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday 4th September 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
What are satellites for and what will their future hold? What can Hungarian space tools do? What impact do space developments have on our lives? This full-length film, made by TIT Budapest Planetarium staff in collaboration with Czech, Polish, Slovakian and German planetariums, shows the aims and achievements of European satellites and how space exploration affects our daily lives.
The programme is recommended for children aged 6 and over.
A limited number of visitors will be able to participate in the programme on a first-come, first-served basis with a ticket to the Agora. Masks are recommended in the planetarium.
Saturday 3rd September 2022, 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 4th September 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Planetarium: stars and supernovae
How long do stars live? What is the fate of our Sun? What is a supernova explosion? Is there life after the death of stars? In the new Agora Planetarium programme, visitors can follow the birth, life, and death of stars, the recent and striking eclipse of the famous red giant star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion, and discover that supernovae, spectacular phenomena of our Universe, are not just harbingers of destruction.
This 25-minute planetarium show is recommended for children aged 10 and over.
A limited number of visitors will be able to attend the planetarium on a first-come, first-served basis with a pass to the Agora.
Saturday 3rd September 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Planetarium: Europe to the Stars
Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology, and the people.
Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage, and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building, and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.
The movie focuses on the essential aspects of an astronomical observatory while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done: from site-testing to locating the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.
Europe to the Stars – fulldome English dubbed movie from 5 pm on every Thursday and Saturday.
The 31-min-movie is suitable for the age of 8 and above. The planetarium has a capacity of 30-35 people.