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  • 15 oct 2021
Everything You Need To Know About The Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium

No plans for the weekend? Do something different and visit the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium. Here’s everything you need to know before heading over. 

Luis Enrique Erro Soler was a famous Mexican astronomer and writer, the son of Spanish immigrants Luis Erro and Filomena Soler de Erro. Throughout his life, he was a crucial figure in the creation of the university Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) and the National Astrophysical Observatory of Tonantzintla, the predecessor of the new Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics. 

In honor of his memory, the IPN opened a planetarium in the Gustavo A. Madero area in Mexico City to share astronomy and its perks with all Mexicans and tourists more dynamically. Inside it, you’ll be able to observe the sun's natural position, the moon, different planets, the stars, and the Milky Way. Prepare to be surprised with their beauty!. During your educational visit, you’ll feel as if you can touch the stars with your bare hands.

These are the halls you can’t miss while visiting the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium
Digital Immersion Dome 
Its software and hardware allow real-time visualization of observations with large optical telescopes. Their system also creates models through animations of physical, biological, and chemical phenomena. 

3D Productions 
This hall has a state-of-the-art infrastructure that allows models to be created in 2D and 3D and exhibited in the dome or even in other planetariums. 

Constellations Building 
This building is an auditorium with a capacity of 60 people, where visitors can enjoy the multimedia equipment and a terrace with telescopes.

Astronomy Graphic Mural 
Don’t leave without seeing this bright mural! This hall has scale models explaining man's steps to travel to the moon and the importance of different space projects such as “Endeavour” in science. 

Note: At this time, the planetarium is temporarily closed until further notice. However, we will keep you posted so you can make plans to go as soon as it reopens. 

Admission: The ticket ranges from $39 MXN to $77 MXN depending on your age, if you have a student ID and if you’re purchasing a package with a guided visit or a workshop. 

Where: Av. Wilfrido Massieu, Nueva Industrial Vallejo, Gustavo A. Madero

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm