Cosmopolis Fountain in Lodz
A peculiar Copernicus-related memorial, referring to the 8th page of his major work “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium” and modeled on his heliocentric system is the Cosmopolis Fountain on the commons behind the Harmonica building. The fountain consists of 113 water nozzles, located on the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The water stream ejected from the central nozzle, symbolizing the Sun, reaches the height of 5 m, while those of the orbit nozzles – 4.5m.
In the tourist season, the fountain is electronically programmed to present the light and sound show 3 times after dark (e.g. in April at 8, 8.30 and 9 p.m.). Tourists and the residents have the opportunity to hear Krzesimir Debski’s record entitled “Cosmopolis”, which lasts 15.5 min. It was recorded by Torun Symphonic Orchestra musician and Astrolabium Choir of the Higher School of Banking.
Tuesdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays – Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.