Initiated in 1991 by the Associazione dei Planetari Italiani, the Day of Planetarium began as an annual event linking planetaria around Italy by recognizing and promoting their common purpose. The idea grew and since 1995 the celebration has been embraced in different countries. It has been mostly centered in Europe, but the last couple of years have witnessed further spread of the event.
Many years ago Foundation “NOOSFERA” produced the astronomical project “Discovery within a week”. This project allows young astronomers make real discoveries under the guidance of astronomic scientists.