Noordung Centre, Vitanje

Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Vitanje, a small rural village, hidden between Vitanje Karavanke and Pohorje, hides a futuristic object, designed according to the Herman Potočnik's idea of Space Station, the Noordung Center, which takes you to the world of infinity.

Herman Potočnik Noordung, who is connected with Vitanje via maternal roots, was a futurist, rocket engineer and pioneer of astronautics and cosmonautics. In 1929 he wrote a book The Problem of Space Traveling - a Rocket Engine (Problem vožnje po Vesolju – Raketni motor), which greatly inspired the modern space engineers to develop space-travel technologies.

The Noordung Center promotes space technologies and human achievements in space. Virtual reality, simulators and projections are complex technologies that offer effective insight into the mysteries of the infinite universe. The Noordung Center is also a great learning space for children about experiences in space.

Check out one of the permanent exhibitions:

- Herman Potočnik Noordung. Understand the visionary and his most famous idea - a lounge bike.

- Slovenia in Space. Some Slovenians have left a huge impact in space - get to know them!

- Images of the Earth. Check out what the green planet looks like from space.

- Life in Space. Learn how astronauts eat in zero gravity and what soup looks like in a vacuum.

- The MOON – a giant leap for the mankind. Learn more about the Earth's only satellite.

- The Solar System. Get the right idea of the size of the planets and check out the meteorite casts.
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  • Really nothing special and no added value... As a family with teenagers, we did not enjoy this experience... mostly pictures and some not so special plastic replicates - nothing you can not see or...  more »
  • Situated on country side, you find large building in form of space as was proposed by Hermann Potočnik in later 1920. Inside a guided tour of his life, and work and book that inspired also W. Braun...  more »
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  • Amazing experience. This was the first visit there, but most definitely not the last. Highly recommended. The staff is just awesome, you get to know a lot of things about space exploration from them.
  • Great building, friendly staff, good foundation for something more. What is inside is interesting, especially the 360 projection. However much is needed to expand the collection, which currently consists mostly of billboards of Esa projects.

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