Welcome to NPA 2023

The Nordic Planetarium community welcomes you to join us at Tekniska museet in Stockholm this fall.  The conference is open to anyone working within planetaria, interested in establishing new planetaria or interested in astronomy and/or space visualization, outreach and education in general.

This years conference has the theme: ASTRONOMY & SPACE EDUCATION.

Conference programme

The conference programme includes shows, demonstrations, talks and tours as the conference moves between a number of locations, including Tekniska museet, the Swedish Space Cooperation (SSC), Visualiseringscenter C in Norrköping and Vetenskapens hus.

The full programme can be found here

Sponsors of the NPA2023 conference

We warmly thank everyone who sponsored this conference.  We could not have done it without you!


Conference Location 

The Nordic Planetarium Meeting 2023 will be hosted by the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a part of the so-called Museum Park. This includes the Ethnografic Museum, Police Museum, Sports Museum, Maritime Museum, Sjöhistoriska, and the National Museum of Science and Technology. Consult the map to see where these museums are located. You can visit all of these museums for free during your stay in Stockholm. The walking distance between the City Center and the Museum is approximately 45 minutes; buses and taxis are also options (see below).


The National Museum of Science and Technology is located in the Museivägen 7, 115 27 Stockholm, Sweden. Most visitors arriving by air should expect to fly into Arlanda International Airport (ARN). Taxi services at the airport can take you to the Stockholm City Center or directly to the Museum (for a cost of about 60 EURO). You can also choose the high-speed train service, Arlanda Express (cost about EURO) Arlanda airport to Stockholm City or the Museum is about 30 minutes by taxi/train.


Visitors from the Nordic countries may arrive at the smaller and closer Bromma Airport (BMA). From Bromma, there are taxis (cost  about 45 ESURO) and bus services (cost 15 ESURO) that go directly to the National Museum or the City Center. From Bromma airport to Stockholm City or the Museum takes about 20 minutes by tax/bus.

Skavsta airport, near Nyköping (NYO) is also an option. Bus services are available (cost approximately 15 ESURO) from each airport to the City Center or the Museum with an estimated travel time of about 1½ - 2 hours.

From the City Center to the National Museum of Science and Technology you can take the bus 69 to Museiparken (the Museum Park). Taxi takes about 10-15 minutes. Walking time is about 45 minutes between the Museum and the City Center.

Please Note: For bus services in Stockholm you will need a ticket in advance and you can buy them at the Central Station, and several other places. Estimate 4 EURO for one trip. For taxi service, we strongly suggest that you choose "Taxi Stockholm" at phone 0771-90 00 00 or "Sverigetaxi" at phone 020-202020.



The hotel that the Conference organization and the Museum have made an arrangement with is close to the Museum, just across a field called Gärdet, Click on the link for more information.

For reservations please email or call +46 8 12812005 (choose #1 in the meny). Refere to ”Nordic Planetarium Conferense ”if you want to take advantage of the lower rate. You need to book within a limited time period. Please contact the hotels directly with any questions about discounts.



All meals are included in the conference. In the Stockholm City Center, you will find nice restaurants on every corner. I you can find the time before or after the conference, we recommend that you have dinner at some occasion in one of the old buildings in Old Town.

Getting Around Stockholm

Please Note: For bus services in Stockholm you will need a ticket in advance. You can buy a bus pass at the Central Station, most subway stations, and in kiosks. One trip is about 4 EURO.


You can also pay for public transportation on your phone using the free app “SL-Journey planner and ticket.” Purchasing tickets through the app is a little bit more expensive.

For detailed information on public transportation around Stockholm by rail, subway, bus and ferry go to call +46 8 600 1000.

Buses and trains provide transportation between the airports (Arlanda, Bromma or Skavsta) and the City Terminal. This is also where trains to Stockholm will arrive. To reach the museum take bus 69 (direction Blockhusudden or Kaknästornet) from Klarabergsviadukten to Museiparken (the Museum Park).


If you are going to BIZ Hotel from the City Terminal take the subway to Gärdet subway stop (approx. 5 min) then walk 1.2 km (approx. 10 min) to reach the hotels. Or take bus line 1 to Frihamnsporten. This bus stop is behind the hotel and a 2-minute walk. Bus lines 1 and 91 connect the City Terminal and Frihamsporten (approx. 25 min).

Taxis take about 10-15 minutes from the City Center to the museum. For taxi service, we strongly suggest that you choose Taxi Stockholm at phone 0771-900000 or Sverigetaxi at phone 020-202020.

If you have time, you can walk along the waterfront from the Stockholm City Center to the museum location. This pleasant walk will take about 30-45 minutes.

NPA 2023 is organized and supported by

Nordic Planetarium Association

Tekniska museet


Visualiseringscenter C

Swedish Space Coorperation

Local organizing committee

Register to attend

Vendors and planetarians are invited to follow the link bellow to register their interest in attending.

Registration is now closed

Once registered you will be (manually) contacted with a second link for how to pay the Conference Fee.   The link you will receive is in Swedish so in order to help you with that we have put together some instructions for you:

Instructions on how to pay the conference fee (once you receve the payment link)  

Please, register as soon as possible to take advantage of the Early Bird registration, in effect until 30 June, and 1000 SEK (including programs, meals, study trips, etc.). From 1 July, the price will be 1500 SEK. Once you have paid the Conference Fee of 1 000 SEK, you are officially registered for the 2023 Nordic Planetarium Association Conference.

Travel grants available:

The NPA board approved a small number of travel grants for this years conference.  Deadline for applying was August 1st 2023.