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Planetarium Eise Eisinga
©: Bauke Folkertsma
In the living room of his stately canal house in Franeker, between 1774 and 1781, the "woolcomber" Eise Eisinga recreated the solar system to scale. Nowadays, after almost 240 years, it is the oldest working planetarium in the world where you can still read the current position of the celestial bodies.
But the Eise Eisinga Planetarium is more than a planetarium. It is also a museum that houses an extensive collection of historical astronomical instruments and that pays attention to modern astronomy.
Every visitor receives an explanation in the planetarium room. The unique Planetarium of Eise Eisinga in Franeker is on the provisional list of World Heritage. When visiting Friesland, a visit to the Planetarium cannot be missed.