Last Saturday the Planetarium in the city of Suhl located at the southern slope of the Thuringian Forest in Germany celebrated the 40th birthday of its Planetarium. ZEISS delivered and installed the very first SKYMASTER ZKP 2 in Suhl in 1977.
On the occasion of the birthday, the Suhl observatory and planetarium invited to an Astronomical Day with talks on most topical themes like the first detection of an extrasolar heavy metal planet. Dr. Martin Wiechmann, head of the ZEISS Planetarium Division, talked about the history of the planetarium and his vision of its future. Congratulations to Suhl for 40 successful years of public astronomical education!