Wednesday, October 11, 2017


The Vienna Zeiss Planetarium was established in 1927 with the first ZEISS planetarium projector outside of Germany. It was a temporary installation followed by the first permanent building in 1930. Destroyed at the end of World War II, the Vienna citizens and tourists had to wait till 1964, when the new Zeiss Planetarium Wien was opened in the Prater recreation and amusement park featuring a Mark IV ZEISS projector. A major recreation of the building and the technique took place in 2002. Now a ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX is the heart of the planetarium dome.

90 years of Zeiss Planetarium is a great reason to celebrate. Planetarium director, Werner Gruber invited special guests and students for the birthday party yesterday. The planetarium team did a great job to demonstrate the achievements of the largest planetarium in Austria. What belongs to a birthday party? A big birthday cake! Celebrating decades of public education, Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Jörg Leichtfried, Vienna City Council for Education, Jürgen Czernohorszky, and Planetarium Director Werner Gruber cut the birthday cake. Students wer the first to enjoy the cake!

Congratulation Vienna Planetarium for the many years of successful inspiration of young people and adults alike! Thank you for your lifetime trust in ZEISS as your technology partner.
Cutting the birthday cake (behind it, f.l.t.r.: Planetarium Director Werner Gruber, Federal Minister Jörg Leichtfried, City Council Jürgen Czernohorszky.

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