Tiedekeskus Heureka

Heureka’s planetarium to be renovated


Heureka's planetarium will soon undergo the biggest transformation in its history. Opened in 1989 and last renovated almost 20 years ago, the planetarium’s interior and presentation technology will be renewed to meet today's expectations and standards. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the French digital planetarium solution supplier RSA Cosmos.

Opened in 1989, the Heureka Planetarium was the state of the art in planetarium technology at the time. Heureka wanted to maintain this reputation, and in 2006–2007, the dome theatre was transformed into a digital planetarium. Now the planetarium will see an even bigger change, as the entire presentation technology system and the projection dome will be renewed. The project has received funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2022.

After the renovation, visitors will be able to enjoy an image quality with a significantly increased resolution and projection brightness compared to the current planetarium system. At the same time, the traditional 5.1-channel surround sound system will be replaced with a modern spatial audio system.

The renovation will also improve the planetarium’s accessibility, as special attention will be paid to lighting and the placement of wheelchair spaces. In addition, the planetarium’s stairs and walkways will be made more accessible. After the improvements, the planetarium movies will be available in four different languages through personal induction loops in addition to headphones, and subtitles will be provided with AR glasses.

“People are used to consuming high quality media at home, in cinemas and at concerts. We want to offer Heureka’s visitors a memorable, immersive experience that they will remember for a long time. This means that in addition to the content, also the presentation technology and visitor experience in the planetarium must be first-class,” says Lauri Hynninen, Project Manager of the renovation project.

“RSA Cosmos is particularly delighted to be working on such a great project with a highly motivated team. As a global leader in the planetarium market, with over 400 installations in more than 50 countries, we are proud to install the best available technologies to date in this iconic planetarium. Our turnkey solution aims to provide the public with an unforgettable experience and an extraordinary immersion,” says Bahar Gumus, Senior Sales Manager, RSA Cosmos.

The Heureka Planetarium will be closed for the renovation from 12 August 2024 until the autumn of 2025.

More information:

Project Manager Lauri Hynninen, lauri.hynninen@heureka.fi, tel. +358 40 9015 167
Head of Programme Production Jutta Kujasalo, jutta.kujasalo@hereka.fi, tel. +358 40 9015 280



Project Manager Lauri Hynninen, lauri.hynninen@heureka.fi, tel. +358 40 9015 167
Head of Programme Production Jutta Kujasalo, jutta.kujasalo@hereka.fi, tel. +358 40 9015 280



About Heureka

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre in Vantaa Tikkurila is a lively hands-on exhibition and activity centre that offers joy of discovery in interactive exhibitions, planetarium films, science programs and events throughout the year. Heureka has an average of 300,000 visitors each year and the science centre is one of the most popular leisure destinations in Finland.

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