A planetarium sometimes referred as ‘Space Theatre’ is a building in which images of stars, planets, and constellations are projected on the inner surface of a dome.A dominant feature of most planetaria is the large dome-shaped projection screen onto which scenes of stars, planets and other celestial objects can be made to appear and move realistically to simulate the complex ‘motions of the heavens’.
Planetariums around the world both inspire and educate people of all ages about our surroundings, the earth itself and our place in the universe. In a time when quality science education is more important than ever, a scientifically literate public is an essential part of the progress of any country.BY showing the fascinating discoveries in astronomy and space exploration, planetariums are a major tool in increasing science literacy.
Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) has a vision of building a strong scientific society in Ethiopia, so that there will be a highly developed scientific culture that enables Ethiopia to reap the benefits accruing from space science and technology. From the time of establishment, the society has been enlightening the public about space science and its benefits to our country. During this time, ESSS has organized many scientific events such as summer school programs, Star gazing, seminars and many more. Now ESSS is working on building the first ever Planetarium in Ethiopia.