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Cosmolarium of Hornos del Segura

The cosmolarium of Hornos del Segura is a 21st century exhibition in a 13th century castle.

By Nick Nutter | Updated 21 Sep 2022 | Jaén | Places To Go | Login to add to YOUR Favourites Favourites Icon or Read Later

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Cosmolarium, Hornos del Segura

Hornos de Segura, at over 860 metres above sea level and isolated from other towns and villages, blessed with clear air from the Sierra de Segura in Jaen province, is the location of a Cosmolarium.

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Planetarium Hornos Cosmolarium

Opened in 2012, the centre has several exhibition halls dedicated to astronomy, workshops, temporary exhibitions, a terrace for astronomical observations and from which to contemplate the landscape and a planetarium for simulations and full-dome movie projection.



History of Space Exploration

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Space Exploration Cosmolarium Hornos

The history of space exploration from the launch of Sputnik to the Voyager Expeditions to the outer reaches of the solar system and beyond is covered by a fascinating series of computer slides. You will also see a history of astronomical observations from the earliest stone age observatories through the work of the classical period in the Middle East to modern observatories such as those on La Palma.



Planetarium

The planetarium is open at regular times throughout the day. Two projections are shown. The first is an interesting discourse about light pollution and the measures taken to alleviate the effects. The second takes you on a tour of the solar system.

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