Gela - Family Hotel

Smolyan Planetarium

September 27, 2023 /

On September 6, 1975, the largest Planetarium with a national astronomical observatory in Bulgaria opened its doors in Smolyan. Smolyan is a tourist centre in the Western Rhodopes and lies 800 m above sea level, near the famous winter resort of Pamporovo. The planetarium is one of the most frequently visited attractions in the mountain town. Over the past 42 years, over 2.8 million people have visited it. Since January 1, 1995, the Planetarium has been a member of the Planetary Community, based in Pasadena, California, USA – the world’s largest non-governmental organization for space research, part of the 100 National Tourist Sites.

Lecture tours are available in English, German, French, Russian, Greek, and Turkish.

Telescope observations:

Sun observations: daily, weather permitting (must be a sunny day)

Night observations: only on Wednesdays with clear weather and prior request

Visitors with mobility impairment should note that there may be difficulties in using the ramp during the winter season.

Info & Reservations:
+359 301 83074
Address: бул. България 20П.К 1324700 Смолян