Completely fitting for buildings designed to house the celestial skies, there seems to be no lack of wonderfully weird, totally alien-esque planetariums dotting the planet today. From starchitect-built projects like the ever-controversial Santiago Calatrava's ribcage-like City of Arts and Sciences and Renzo Piano's jam-packed California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, to totally obscure, globe-shaped structures, some of the architecture out there just might be weird enough to outshine the cosmos. Take a look, below:
1. (↑ and ↓) The Infoversum Theatre in the Groningen, The Netherlands. [link]
3. (↑) The Adler Planetarium in Chicago. [link]
4. (↑ and ↓) The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal, Canada. [link]
(↑) A look inside the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.
6. (↑) The Hayden Planetarium in NYC. [Photo by Karen Johnson; link]
7. (↑) The Zeiss Major Planetarium in NYC. [link]
8. (↑) The Tokyo Skytree Planetarium in Tokyo. [link]