Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Technology museum - [Thessaloniki]

Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum is an organization that promotes the popularization of science. It was founded back in 1978. The new building was finished during the end of 2004. The building complex covers an area of 14.000 sq.m. in the region of Thermi, near Thessaloniki. The construction budget was 29.000.000€.

The new building of the Technological Museum was constructed on land granted by the municipality of Thermi with a total area of 48.000 sq.m.

The complex consists of:

  • Technology museum: Contains exhibitions about the history of science and technology. The museum hosts a reproduction of the ancient "Antikythera" computing mechanism that has been dated to about 80 B.C.

  • Planetarium: A Hemispherical screen with a diameter of 18m and 150 seats.
  • Cosmotheater: A widescreen cinema (17m x 23m) with 300 seats.

  • Virtual Reality Machine: A room with 18 seats with 3D images and movement

The architectural conception and design was by "Tzonos - Hoipel & Hoipel"

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