Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Birla Planetarium of Kolkata is one of the largest museums in Asia. This is a wonderful center of science, communication and environment.

Birla Planetarium is a wonderful center of science, communication and environment. It holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in India and the largest Planetarium in Asia. It is a single storied circular structure designed in the typical Indian style.
It came into existence in the year 1962 and credit goes to the Birla Education Trust.

Location of Birla Planeterium, Kolkata : It is located at the Eastern Metropolitan bypass of Kolkata.

Special Features Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Since its foundation, Birla Planetarium has planned and offered to the public and students more than 100 astronomical projects dealing with various facts of astronomy, astro-physics, Space Science as well as myths concerning stars and planets.

It has an Electronics Laboratory for design and fabrication of science equipment.

There is an astronomy gallery that maintains a huge collection of fine paintings and celestial models of renowned astronomers.

The Planetarium has an astronomical observatory equipped with a Celestron C-14 Telescope with accessories such as ST6 CCD Camera and Solar Filter and publishes a scientific Journal called "The Journal of M. P. Birla Planetarium". The journal contains articles from Indian as well as international astronomers.

The Planetarium conducts a chain of graded school programmes for children of various age groups. It also holds a Free Evening Course in Astronomy.


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