Planetarium Jakarta: to Infinity and Beyond

Planetarium Jakarta is one of the three and the oldest sky simulation rides in Indonesia. Planetarium Jakarta is located on Jl. Cikini Raya No 73, Central Jakarta at the Taman Ismail Marzuki.

Planetarium Jakarta is an educational tour highlight slash simulation show of astronomy or celestial objects. Visitors are invited to wander the universe and to understand the conception of the universe.

Planetarium Jakarta was built in 1964, initiated by President Sukarno, and was inaugurated on 10 November 1968 by the Jakarta Govenor, Ali Sadikin. Planetarium Jakarta’s exhibit features a display of space, as well as other equipment used for space observations.

The screen is tailored-made as a semi-circle where the audience will feel as if they are in a space shuttle exploring the contents of the universe and beyond. The studio, with a seat capacity of 320 people, is also equipped with formidable sound systems and interesting space information in Bahasa.

Showtime Schedule:

Tuesday – Friday: 16:30

Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays on Saturdays: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, and 14:30

National holidays on Fridays: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00, and 16:30

Admission Price:

Children: IDR 3,500

Adults: IDR 7,000

How to get here (see route map)

From Tanah Abang: Go to Platform 3 or 5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai. From here, go to Platform 3 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini Station. Then walk for 13 minutes to the northwest.

From Sudirman: Go to Platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai. Once there, go to Platform 3 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota, and stop at Cikini Station. From there, take a 13-minute walk to the northwest direction.

From Juanda: Go to Platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai, and stop at Cikini Station. Take a 13-minute walk to the northwest.

From Gondangdia: Go to Platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai and stop at Cikini Station. From there, walk to the northwest for 13 minutes.

For a map illustration, click here, or see the map below.

Planetarium Map

References

  1. http://berwisata.blogdetik.com/2010/06/15/libur-tlah-tiba-planetarium-jakarta/
  2. http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetarium_dan_Observatorium_Jakarta

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