Birla Planetarium located at Kottur in
Chennai, houses a
modern fully computerised projector, which depicts the heaven on a
hemispherical dome. The planetarium presents to the visiting public and
students audio-visual programs on various themes in astronomy.
About The Planetarium
The planetarium plays home to the most modern, sophisticated and versatile GM II projector. The accompanying special effects projector recreates some of the most awe inspiring heavenly phenomena on the specially perforated aluminum inner dome. Another feather in its cap, the planetarium is fully computerized with a comfortable seating capacity of 236 at any given time.
The Solar System, Cycle of Stars, Sky and Seasons, Comets, Man on the Moon - exciting celestial topics envelope you in a unique imbibing process. Incidentally, they also happen to be the highlights of the Planetarium's unique programs since its inception in 1988.
The shows are held both in English and Tamil. The cosmic world revolves around the twinkling stars, shooting meteoroids, rotating solar system and the undulating contours of the red planet, Mars. The spectacular show goes on, with the city of Chennai radiantly resplendent against the night sky. An ethereal experience that almost makes one feel one with the sparkling universe.
Closed On: National holidays
Timings For Cosmic Shows In The Planetarium
In English -10.45 a.m., 1.15 p.m. and 3.45 p.m.
In Tamil -12.00 noon and 2.30 p.m.
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