First Planetarium in Qatar to Open in December

The Peninsula -- One of the most high-tech planetariums in the region will open in Qatar in December.

Occupying 2,240 sqm area, Al Thuraya planetarium is expected to become one of the main attractions in Katara Cultural Village. It will offer a rare experience to visitors, blending education and entertainment, especially students, families and astronomy enthusiasts.

Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara Cultural Village, tweeted that the most high-tech planetarium in the Middle East will open in Katara in December.

The planetarium will have a seating capacity of 200 people, four seats for the disabled and another four for the elderly. It will feature a huge 22-meter screen, equipped with state-of-the-art digital projectors.

A vast terrace overlooking the sea will serve as a platform for events and activities. This project is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2018.

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