Prague’s Planetarium is preparing a new attraction for its visitors. From the 12th of April, there will be an exact replica of the Vostok spaceship lander set up in the foyer, as a reminder of the first human space flight.
In 2016, it is 55 years since the first cosmonaut Jurij Gagarin flew to space. To celebrate the anniversary of this significant achievement, the Planetarium of Prague prepared a new exhibit. An exact replica of the Vostok space ship lander is to be set up in the Planetarium’s foyer.
The replica is part of an exhibit called “Gagarin”. There will also be an accompanying programme, including a discussion with the Russian cosmonaut Sergeje Zaljotin, and a projection of a document on the historical event. “We created the replica based on a documentation, we have. It is basically one of the most exact replicas in the world,” Jan Šifner, a representative of the planetarium, said.
The Prague Planetarium is located at Královská obora 233, Prague 7. Opening hours are 8:30 AM to 6 PM on Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It’s closed on Fridays, but open at the weekend – from 10:30 AM to 8 PM on Saturdays and to 6 PM on Sundays. The admission fee is very low – 50 CZK ($2.00) for the exhibition alone or 150 CZK ($6.00) for shows including the exhibition.