Fast Fact :
Situated : Kottur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, (India)
Nestles : Modernized and computerized Projector
Cosmic Shows : Shows in Tamil and English language
Timings : 100.00 am-5.45 pm
Nature is full of surprises and has many interesting stuffs to offer and one such thing amongst all is the ‘space’. It really attracts many of us to who like s to more about the sky and inculcates about the happenings in the sky.Birla Planetarium is one of the dandiest kids attraction in the city of Chennai which demonstrates some of the splendid demonstration bounded about the night sky and sky observation. B.M Planetarium is situated at Kottur, Chennai nestles a modernized fully computerized projector, which portrays the heaven on a dome like hemisphere. The planetarium is a heaven for the one, who is interested in knowing about stars, and planets.Birla Planetarium is a hub of all the peculiar phenomena about our solar system and this interests many visitors that also includes students and many audio visuals programmes are organized on different aspects of astronomy. It is one of the best planetariums in the country. The Birla Planetarium is repeatedly visited by students, environmentalists, and tourist.
About the B.M Planetarium :
The Planetarium is home to most sophisticated, versatile and modern GM11 projector. The projector brings out some of the most reverence inspiring heavenly aspect on the fully dedicated penetrated aluminum inner dome. Another important aspect includes that this planetarium is completely computerized and this planetarium can hold strength of 236 Peoples at a time with comfortable seating capacity.
The Show :
Cycle of stars, Sky and season; Man on the moon, Comets, The solar system-are some of the most exciting celestial topics you can avail of. These features have also attracted many visitors and different programs have been framed since this planetarium was originated in the year 1988.
The shows are held in both Tamil and English .The large world revolves all around the shooting meteoroids, rolling contours of mars also known as the red planet, twinkling stars, revolving solar system. The striking show blends well with the captivating night sky of Chennai blooming with stars. These splendid features including all the informative and technological aspects make it the apt choice for the visitors. A visit to the Birla Planetarium is a splendid experience and after you come out of this centre, you are still inside in the world of stars and planets.
Shows Timing : In Tamil: (10.45 a.m., 1.15 p.m. and 3.45 p.m.)
In English : (12.00 noon and 2.30pm)
How to Get There :
Air : As Chennai is the capital, it has its own airport with international as well as domestic terminals. Regular flights link major cities with Chennai within India and other countries like USA, UK, Singapore etc.
Rail : Chennai is very well linked by rail with all the major cities and towns beyond and within the state.
Road : Private buses and State transport buses links Chennai with all the important cities and towns within the country. City buses, local trains, taxis, and auto rickshaws are also available for local transport.
Since Chennai is one of the capital state accommodation is not an issue as there are many hotels available ranging from a mid level to a five star.