High School “Nikola Vaptsarov”, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Abstract. Children‘s interest in the stars and planets has always been great. Visiting planetariums and astronomical observatories is an exciting experience for them. Therefore, a great challenge for teachers is to maintain this interest and at the same time teach them the latest knowledge in astronomy. In the age of evolving computer technology, this is possible through the use of computer planetariums. These specialized software are able to „bring“ the starry sky into the classroom. There is a lot of evidence that the use of a computer planetarium in astronomy education leads to better results in the acquisition of knowledge by students.