Around Ulitsa Karla Marksa

Planetarium and Vladimir Lenin Monument

Planetarium (March 2012)

Penza's planetarium in the Belinsky Central Park was built in 1928 as an observatory and later equipped as a planetarium in 1954. It was originally dedicated to Ilya Ulyanov (Lenin's father) who worked on a project in Penza to observe the Earth's atmosphere in 1855. The wooden building of the planetarium is now protected by the state. Outside is a statue of Vladimir Lenin.

Location Ulitsa Boevaya Gora, Belinsky Central Park