Jawahar Planetarium - Sky Show on Popular Astronomy
Scheduled For: Every Day
(11:00 AM - 04:00 AM )
The Jawahar Planetarium is located in the city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built in 1979 and is situated beside Anand Bhavan the former residence of the Nehru-Gandhi family and now a museum. It is managed by the 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund' (estb. 1964), which has its headquarters at Teen Murti House, New Delhi.
Each year, the prestigious 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture' is also held at the planetarium, organised under the auspices of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund on the birth anniversary of India's first prime minister, November 14.
The Allahabad Planetarium has been offering 5 shows daily featuring interesting and intriguing topics related to astronomy and space. A cosmic journey of the scientific kind by itself, the majestic beauty of the done theatre leaves visitors spell bound and enamoured by the vastness and beauty of outer space.
A visit to the planetarium is almost like making a trip into outer space and leaves one completely mesmerized. The Planetarium offers other interesting activities mainly aimed at making children more proactive towards science one of them being a model of the Moon and Jupiter that are situated in the hallway of the building. Probably the most fun activity for children and adults alike is the section where one can measure ones weight on the Moon and the planet Jupiter by standing on the models. The excitement of finding out one's weight on Jupiter is contagious and this is one attraction of the planetarium hardly anybody can resist.
On the educational front, regular lecture series are held for children above the age of 5 to educate and influence their young minds and make them more inclined towards the a life and career in science. These lectures cover topics as varied as space and astronomy and also technological development and history. The planetarium also sells books of an academic nature and various scientific models for children to be mainly used in projects and for personal knowledge. Events like the Sun and Moon eclipses and transits of planets and passing of comets are broadcast at the planetarium to be viewed by the public and at times even telescopes are made available for viewing a rare celestial happening.
Shows Timings: 11:30 AM, 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM, 02:30 PM, 03:30 PM, 04:30 PM
Capacity: 96 Seats
Tickets Rates: Rs. 40/-
Persons Carrying weapons are not allowed Advance ticket can be obtained for the same day
Regular Lecture Series Are Held for Children Above the age of 5
The planetarium also sells books of an academic nature and various scientific models for children to be mainly used in projects and for personal knowledge.
Closed on Mondays and 4th Thursday of the month.
Tagore Town, Allahabad
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