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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.Plan to see Noordung Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vitanje online journey maker.
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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Noordung Centre reviews
An amazing experience in the middle of nowhere! Totally unexpected to find this exhibition centre in this small village, charting the history of space exploration from its early beginnings to the...
An amazing experience in the middle of nowhere! Totally unexpected to find this exhibition centre in this small village, charting the history of space exploration from its early beginnings to the... more »
Center Noordung is unbelievable (positively!). It has really special architecture and excellent exhibitions. Guided tours are amazing, I really learned a lot. The themes of exhibitions are Herman...
Center Noordung is unbelievable (positively!). It has really special architecture and excellent exhibitions. Guided tours are amazing, I really learned a lot. The themes of exhibitions are Herman... more »
Interesting for every space enthusiast. It is based on slowenians that played or are still playing a role in space travels/tecnology, but it is also possible to see facts and objects that make the whole space thing easyer to imagine. For example, by the time of our visit, there was a rock from the moon displayed, that was collected by apollo 17 mission in (i belive) 1972. In my oppinion defenetly worth wisiting.
Wanted to go here a long time ago, but I was not disappointed,
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