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Saturday 2 July 2022 - Friday 23 December 2022
Closed on Mondays
Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden
Visitor Center | Entrance via Hortus
Visit the More-than-Planet exhibition at the Old Observatory till December 23! This exhibition focuses on the following question: how do we imagine our planet?

Explore this question from a unique perspective at More-than-Planet. Consider the factors that shape our (space-based) views on environmental pressure and conflict by immersing yourself within the artworks of five cutting-edge international artists.  These transdisciplinary artworks using space-based technologies open a dialogue surrounding humanity’s next chapter in its delicate relationship with Earth.

Learn more about the works and their artists.

More-than-Planet is produced by the Waag Society and Old Observatory. More-than-Planet Exhibition is part of the Leiden 2022: European City of Science programme and a side event of the European Open Science Forum. The exhibition is open from the 2nd of July until the 23rd of December.

Book a tour

The exhibition can be visited during a special tour of the Old Observatory.

Reserve a spot here

Participation in the tour costs €8 and can be paid at the start of the tour by card. Children up to 12 years get €2 discount and children up to 3 years are completely free and do not need to book a place either.

Do you have a We Are Public pass? Then you can join the tour for free.

We have tours almost every day of the week. The exact times are:

  • Tuesday to Friday
    • 13:30-14:30
    • 15:00-16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • 11:30-12:30
    • 13:00-14:00
    • 14:30-15:30

Make sure you arrive at least 5 minutes before the start time of the tour!

The tour starts and ends at the dome at the beginning of the grounds in front of the Old Observatory, on the Sterrenwachtlaan.

Are you coming from the Hortus botanicus? Then you can walk to the end of the garden and enter the grounds in front of the Old Observatory through the turnstile. At the end of the tour, we will make sure you can go back into the Hortus if you wish. It can be a deceivingly long walk to the end of the garden, so make sure you leave early enough.

Our tours are given by astronomy students, all of which can do the tour in English. However, dending on the preferences of your group, the majority might prefer to do the tour in Dutch. We do always try to be flexible and think of a linguistic solution on the spot. Some of our students are international and can only give the tour in English. On the following days in November, the tours will be in English for sure:

  • Thursday 3 November
  • Sunday 6 November
  • Friday 25 November
  • Wednesday 30 November
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