Since opening in 1993, the Pamplona Planetarium, part of the government-owned company NICDO, has succeeded in achieving its main mission: the dissemination of science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills through various programmes, including its School of Stars – which in the 2022-23 academic year celebrates its 30th anniversary – and the Planet STEM programme, which began in 2017.
A wide variety of activities are organised around these key programmes – and others such as Pyrenees La Nuit – including conferences, courses, congresses, exhibitions, events, workshops, concerts and more: all aimed at audiences of all ages, but with a special emphasis on young people. It also has the support of the departments of University, Innovation and Digital Transformation; Education; and Culture and Sport of the Government of Navarra in the development of different projects based on the promotion of the science to the general public.
The Planetarium also produces its own projects, which are shown in the Pamplona Planetarium as well as other planetariums, both in Spain and abroad.
In addition, the Pamplona Planetarium’s scientific education and dissemination activities are supported by “La Caixa” Foundation.
Its spaces (the Tornamira room, the exhibition room, the Ibn Ezra conference room, the Martín de Rada technology room, the library and the press room) can be hired for different activities, such as meetings or small congresses.
Opening year: 1993