In the Orthodox metropolis of Tamasos and Orini, a planetarium was opened last week, which is one of the largest in Europe and the most modern so far. The facility, which was built on the territory of the metropolitanate in its immediate vicinity, was opened by the President of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulidis. It has state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities as well as innovative building infrastructure. The President noted that the planetarium will be a center for educational and research activity and training, but also be included in astrotourism itineraries, as Cyprus offers almost year-round clear weather. He congratulated the initiators Metropolitan Isaiah and businessman Vyacheslav Zarenkov, who implemented the idea.
The Metropolitan of Tamasos remarked: “The planetarium makes us discover God’s wisdom through the grandeur of the universe. The study of the cosmos and the stars broadens man’s horizon.’
President Christodoulidis and His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah were met by the robot Nicky from the University of Nicosia, who greeted them and had a few minutes of conversation with the president.