Liverpool's World Museum planetarium: then and now

We take a look at a set of classic photo's from museum's extensive archive


1970s: students observe the constillations of Orion and Taurus

After a stunning renovation, the World Museum’s planetarium (the last remaining free planetarium in the UK) has been brought bang up to date, with the latest equipment providing high definition, animated projections.   

As the planetarium team introduce a new show, Chronicle of a Journey to Earth, we take a look into the Museum's nostalgic past with an exclusive set of photographs taken during the late 70s, just a few years after the planetarium first opened its doors to the public.

The old control desk was awash with bulky electronic equipment

The modernised hub is simple and sleek

Since opening in 1970, the 62 seat planetarium has attracted over 1.6 million people

A top of the range projector has become the centrepiece at the new and improved planetarium






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