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Malaga company wins contract to build a planetarium near the airport

Malaga company wins contract to build a planetarium near the airport
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  • Once built, it will be the largest planetarium in the country

A local Malaga investment company has won the contract for the construction of a planetarium on the outskirts of the city, next to the Campamento Benítez nature area, beside Plaza Mayor.

The winning bid was presented by engineering firm Gestomer, together with renowned local astronomer Alberto Castro-Tirado and the multinational Sky Skan, which specialises in the construction of planetariums.

Their project, which obtained a higher technical and viability score than that of Jaén firm AstroÁndalus, also offered a higher annual fee for the use of the land - 115,000 euros.

The team of businessmen who won the contract have assured SUR that the difficulties posed by the pandemic will have no bearing on their ability to carry out the project.

Once built, it will be the largest planetarium in the country, as the tender specifications required its dome to have an interior diameter of over 20 metres, which is the size of Pamplona's planetarium, the largest in Spain at present.