This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Out-of-this-world Russian pensioner builds his own SOLAR SYSTEM at home!03:21

Out-of-this-world Russian pensioner builds his own SOLAR SYSTEM at home!

Russian Federation, Maykop, Republic of Adygea
February 6, 2018 at 07:09 GMT -00:00 · Published

73 year-old stargazer and space-fanatic Victor Matushin showed off his very own planetarium at his home in the village of Maykop, in the Republic of Adygea on Monday.

According to the amateur astronomer, the dome has been under construction since 1st April 1999, and he's not joking! Nearly 18 years later and his planetarium is finally finished.

In order to bring the makeshift masterpiece to life, Matushin had to make use of tools that were close to hand, such as aluminum pans, balls and lamps.

Matushin explained that the contraption is something of a black hole on official records.

"The authorities have not registered my planetarium to this day because there is no law about a stationary planetarium belonging to a private person," the pensioner said.

To this day, Matushin's is the only planetarium in Russia which has a Christian twist - children get free entry and a lesson on how God created the Earth, Moon and the stars.

Out-of-this-world Russian pensioner builds his own SOLAR SYSTEM at home!03:21
No Account? Sign up!
Description

73 year-old stargazer and space-fanatic Victor Matushin showed off his very own planetarium at his home in the village of Maykop, in the Republic of Adygea on Monday.

According to the amateur astronomer, the dome has been under construction since 1st April 1999, and he's not joking! Nearly 18 years later and his planetarium is finally finished.

In order to bring the makeshift masterpiece to life, Matushin had to make use of tools that were close to hand, such as aluminum pans, balls and lamps.

Matushin explained that the contraption is something of a black hole on official records.

"The authorities have not registered my planetarium to this day because there is no law about a stationary planetarium belonging to a private person," the pensioner said.

To this day, Matushin's is the only planetarium in Russia which has a Christian twist - children get free entry and a lesson on how God created the Earth, Moon and the stars.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
03:17
USA: Trump praises his Supreme Court nominee at Pennsylvania rallyUSA: Trump praises his Supreme Court nominee at Pennsylvania rally
September 27, 2020 at 04:08 GMT -00:00
02:09
UK: Protesters pack Trafalgar Square to decry new coronavirus restrictionsUK: Protesters pack Trafalgar Square to decry new coronavirus restrictions
September 26, 2020 at 13:49 GMT -00:00
02:57
Test drive of 24-ton full-scale Gundam robot in Japan excites fans worldwideTest drive of 24-ton full-scale Gundam robot in Japan excites fans worldwide
September 27, 2020 at 04:18 GMT -00:00
01:11
Armenia: Yerevan declares martial law and total military mobilisation following clashes in Nagorno-KarabakhArmenia: Yerevan declares martial law and total military mobilisation following clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh
September 27, 2020 at 13:30 GMT -00:00
01:40
UK: Bloodied heads and arrests at anti-lockdown rally in London as scuffles eruptUK: Bloodied heads and arrests at anti-lockdown rally in London as scuffles erupt
September 26, 2020 at 16:00 GMT -00:00
04:54
Meet Sylvain Helaine, the school teacher considered to be the most tattooed man in FranceMeet Sylvain Helaine, the school teacher considered to be the most tattooed man in France
September 26, 2020 at 13:13 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:42
Spain: Volunteers hold nationwide cleaning operation of coastal sea bedSpain: Volunteers hold nationwide cleaning operation of coastal sea bed
September 27, 2020 at 04:39 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:21
Australia:15 dead whales buried at sea after mass stranding in TasmaniaAustralia:15 dead whales buried at sea after mass stranding in Tasmania
September 26, 2020 at 14:26 GMT -00:00
02:53
Switzerland: Bern voters react as country holds referendum on ending EU freedom of movementSwitzerland: Bern voters react as country holds referendum on ending EU freedom of movement
September 27, 2020 at 11:45 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:44
USA: Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice nomineeUSA: Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice nominee
September 26, 2020 at 22:22 GMT -00:00
04:50
The Hooters of hair salons turns - and styles - heads in LimaThe Hooters of hair salons turns - and styles - heads in Lima
September 26, 2020 at 20:24 GMT -00:00
02:08
Belarus: Police detain several protesters at anti-government women's march in MinskBelarus: Police detain several protesters at anti-government women's march in Minsk
September 26, 2020 at 15:32 GMT -00:00
00:25
Ukraine: Authorities investigate plane crash that killed 25 and injured 2 near KharkovUkraine: Authorities investigate plane crash that killed 25 and injured 2 near Kharkov
September 26, 2020 at 10:28 GMT -00:00
02:29
China: World's first door-handle-free, evolvable SUV unveiled at Beijing auto showChina: World's first door-handle-free, evolvable SUV unveiled at Beijing auto show
September 26, 2020 at 17:54 GMT -00:00
02:29
Spain: Police prevent anti-mask march in MadridSpain: Police prevent anti-mask march in Madrid
September 26, 2020 at 20:00 GMT -00:00
02:42
UK: Thousands gather at Trafalgar Square to oppose new coronavirus restrictionsUK: Thousands gather at Trafalgar Square to oppose new coronavirus restrictions
September 26, 2020 at 20:05 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:55
Meet Magawa, the ‘Hero Rat’ awarded bravery medal for detecting landminesMeet Magawa, the ‘Hero Rat’ awarded bravery medal for detecting landmines
September 25, 2020 at 23:41 GMT -00:00
02:09
USA: Louisville protests continue over grand jury ruling on Breonna Taylor caseUSA: Louisville protests continue over grand jury ruling on Breonna Taylor case
September 26, 2020 at 12:20 GMT -00:00
03:50
Israel: Several detained at anti-Netanyahu protest in JerusalemIsrael: Several detained at anti-Netanyahu protest in Jerusalem
September 26, 2020 at 23:44 GMT -00:00
03:05
Germany: Dozens of anti-coal activists arrested in bid to occupy Garzweiler mineGermany: Dozens of anti-coal activists arrested in bid to occupy Garzweiler mine
September 26, 2020 at 19:34 GMT -00:00
01:54
Germany: Canon breaks world record for longest digitally-printed photo in AlpsGermany: Canon breaks world record for longest digitally-printed photo in Alps
September 26, 2020 at 17:28 GMT -00:00
View all videos