Top 10 activities in the astronomical dome of Muscat

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One of the most important tourist attractions in Muscat is the PDO Planetarium, which is located in the heart of the capital, on the Seih Al-Maleh Street. The PDO was established in 2000 and gave it to the state on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Sultanate of Oman.
The dome presents recreational and cultural performances regarding the marvel of space and astronomy, topics of astrophysics, earth sciences, in addition to high-quality panoramic scenes of galaxies, planets and comets, which made it a destination for many tourists and even one of the most important tourist attractions in Muscat

The best activities you can do in the astronomical dome of Muscat

• You can accompany old and young families to watch laser shows and take an unparalleled journey between planets, stars and all over the amazing space. The astronomical dome of Muscat accommodates 60 visitors and shows are presented in both Arabic and English.

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• You can watch the animated presentation titled “Zola Space Guards” while the heroes protect the solar system from toxic litter, learn about how the planet was formed and the patterns of life at that time.

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• The next fun show is “Are We Alone” that blends entertainment with science and leads the show to think about how a correct understanding of life on Earth motivates us to explore life on other planets.
“An Oasis in Space” Explore the Milky Way, the Solar System, and the planets as they search for water.

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• “Active Earth” This show makes you think as if the planet Earth was a machine with all its components from the atmosphere, seas at the time Do you see that humans are anchored in this machine or only a handicap to its work?

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• The “Dawn of the Space Age” show is astonished at seeing the first space exploration, the first satellite launched and fierce competition between Russia and the United States of America in exploring space trips and visiting the surface of the moon.
• Show “black holes” where you can explore what black holes are, their source and how they can be found.

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• You can see the picturesque landscapes and get to know the beginning of the cosmic life starting from the great explosion by watching the “Searching for Life in the Universe” show.
• You can see the amazing “stars” view to see where the stars were born, how they grew, how they die and what are nebulae, star clusters, black holes as well as pulsars.

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• You cannot miss the “Return to the Moon Forever” offer to learn about the fierce race to return to the moon’s surface after 40 years of the Apollo spacecraft’s arrival to the moon.

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• Located along the astronomical dome, both the oil and gas exhibition and the Ecology Center, you can visit and explore both and capture the most amazing and stunning memorial photos.

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Times for visiting the astronomical dome of Muscat

From Sunday to Thursday 08:00 – 15:00
Holiday times: The first Saturday of every month, mid-month and public holidays.

Hotels near Astronomical Dome Muscat

The Intercontinental Hotel Muscat is among the best 5-star Muscat hotels near the astronomical dome, with an estimated distance of 6.2 km between them.

Summary of Arab visitor ratings

The hotel is rated very good in terms of staff, location, and cleanliness, as well as good ratings for comfort and facilities.
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Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel is one of the best 4-star hotels in Oman, just 4 km from the astronomical dome.

Summary of Arab visitor ratings

The hotel received great reviews on location, cleanliness, staff, and also received great reviews on amenities and facilities.
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Site of the astronomical dome in Muscat

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