Polish News Translated - Torun April 17

By Bethany HuffApril 17, 2024

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Planetarium-Tourń celebrates 30 years

The Planetarium- Toruń celebrated 30 years with the Janusz Strobel’s guitar concert and “Thorunium” by Annie Broniewicz, April 12. The popular entertainment space opened its doors February 17, 1994, and is ran by the Foundation of Friends of the Planetarium and Nicolas Copernicus Museum in Tourń.

“Aither is spinning” was the first public show; and became the motto of the newly established institution. Today, Planetarium Toruń is one of the most visited planetariums in Europe.

The planetarium has advanced with their use of technology since opening. In the beginning, the space utilized slide projectors, then moved to a combined panorama display.  By 1997, the first all-sky system in Poland was created in the planetarium. By January 2014, the facility upgraded to a digital full dome projection system developed by their own team.

Philadelphia Blvd construction close to an end

The reconstruction on Philadelphia Boulevard is estimated to end on April 29, 2024, which began in the summer of 2022 as a result of an architectural competition.

The reconstruction aimed to renew and develop a heavily degraded street and its surroundings.

Over the past two years, the area has seen the building of bridging platforms for handing old vistula boats which has allowed for cruises to travel and increase tourism to the area; a new road system, bike and pedestrian paths and retail space.

World Sweet Festival comes to Tourń

Coming to the city of Tourń this weekend is the Festival of Sweets featuring world class gourmet sweets at the PARK Targowe Centrum, at Szosa Bydgoska 3 in Tourń, April 20-21, 2024.

The festival will allow participants to enjoy wide range of delicacies from around the world such as Italian cannoli’s, Turkish baklavas, Portuguese pastel de nata and much more!

All the sweets are prepared by chefs who specialize in cooking traditional dishes from around the world.

The festival is free to all to enjoy, April 20 from 1200 to 2000 and April 21 from 1200 to 1800.