Planetarium on the Go

shows & telescope observations

let us take you on a journey to the stars

Planetarium On The Go is a portable digital planetarium with a fixed Dome – a special semi-permanent portable construction with chairs for the spectators – traveling all over Greece and anywhere in the World if invited, offering a unique immersive teaching experience.

Its main feature is the hemispherical projection screen 6 meters in diameter with a surface area of 57 square meters! The images are projected across the entire inner surface of the dome completely surrounding the audience, creating an impressive enthralling environment.

It can be set up both indoors or outdoors and it is air conditioned with heating during the winter and cooling during the summer.

Should the weather permits we also set up telescopes outside the dome for telescope observations.

Immerse yourself in stargazing with sophisticated telescopes, as our expert guides share the science and stories of the Night Sky.

Discover through the eyepiece of a telescope what is out there!

With our new technology telescopes we can observe deep sky objects even from urban environments. Star clusters, nebulae, other distant galaxies – some even colliding – each containing 100s of billions of stars.

Save images of the Cosmos directly to your mobile phone.

Prepare to be amazed!

Athens National Observatory – Penteli Visitor Center for the 150 years of Newall Telescope

U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS support at Athens Science Festival. With Ambassador Pyatt and NASA Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson

Discover the Brain – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Around the World with Planetarium on the Go!

Every year we cover a distance longer than Earth’s perimeter – 40,000 km – bringing space exploration to every corner of Greece and anywhere in the World if invited!

By showing the fascinating discoveries in space exploration, it both inspires and educates people of all ages about our surroundings – the Earth itself and our place in the Universe.

Mechanical Ventilation

With the use of mechanical ventilation fresh air constantly enters the Dome. Complete air renewal every five minutes.

Member of the International Planetarium Society (IPS)

Planetariums are the world’s astronomy classrooms and theaters of public science education. 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.

Our team

We are a team who share a common vision

Nicolas Matsopoulos

Astronomer

Nicolas Matsopoulos has degrees in Shipbuilding, Natural Sciences (BSc), Science Communication (MSc) and in Education (MEd). For 41 years astronomer at the National Observatory of Athens.

Theofanis Matsopoulos

FullDome movies producer

Theofanis Matsopoulos specializes in Planetarium Film Production, FullDome Cinematography, Giant Screen Documentary Production, Visual Science Communication, 3D animation and Astrophotography.

He collaborates with world-famous organizations as European Southern Observatory (ESO), European Space Agency (ESA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) / AURA – Noirlab.

​He has created and directed documentaries for planetariums which are presented in planetariums all over the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Konstantinos Sakkas

Planetarium Director

Konstantinos Sakkas has a degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Founder of Planetarium On The Go, Zagori Observatory and Ioannina Amateur Astronomy Association

Christos Sakkas

Project Manager

Christos Sakkas has degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras and MSC Engineering Project Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Founder of Planetarium On The Go

discover the mysteries of the universe

learn about the exciting discoveries in space exploration

“Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards” Sir Fred Hoyle, 1915-2001, British astronomer

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer