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In no time at all this modern building has become the new landmark of Copenhagen, and has contributed to the beauty of the city. It is situated just by Sankt Jørgens Sø. The building was erected during the late 1980s, financed by private means. Most importantly the building contains the huge omnimax cinema where films about nature and the universe are shown with computer-graphic and optical techniques, giving the spectator the feeling that he is actually walking by the river in the Grand Canyon or flying in the galaxies. At the planetarium you can also learn about the development of astronomy from the Middle Ages (when Tycho Brahe lived from 1546 to 1601) throughout modern day. The side of the planetarium that turns towards the lake has become a popular place for the people of Copenhagen to gather during the summer. Inside the planetarium there is an excellent restaurant called Cassiopeia.
Part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark and affiliated to the University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen Geological Museum, offers visitors a chance to explore the Earth's geological wonders. Learn about our planet, the Solar system and how the Earth has evolved over millennia. Science buffs will appreciate the opportunity to see a piece of moon rock retrieved by Apollo 17. With a long history of collection natural curiosities and artifacts, the museum's roots go back as far as the 17th century. Located in the Parkmuseerne, a combined ticket to visit six museums is available on site.
Standing within the University of Copenhagen, the Zoological Museum is one of the four stellar museums under the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Exhibits at the museum trace the origin and evolution of life forms since the prehistoric ages. North Pole to South Pole; one of the museum's permanent exhibitions takes visitors through the changing variety of fauna and their development as the earth's climate zones change. Other interesting exhibits include specimens of extinct animals. The museum also offers visitors an opportunity to get up close with wild animals like fox cubs, hedgehogs and badgers. The on-site museum offers excellent souvenirs and toys.