Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium
The B.M. Birla Planetarium was the first phase of the Science Centre. It was inaugurated in 1985. Not only it is one of the best attended Planetaria in the world, it has also been acclaimed to be amongst the very best with a better rating than those in Europe, USA, Far East, Soviet Republics and elsewhere. The cosmic presentations here have highlighted various mysterious of the Universe as they have unfolded—from Halley’s comet through

space explorations of the solar system to the riddles of Black Holes and the newly discovered dark energy. This apart, special interactive sessions for students are organized.
The Planetarium also conducts a popular course on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Planetarium also regularly creates exhibitions on relevant topics.

The Dinosaurium was the next phase of the Centre. A unique Natural History Gallery, the Dinosaurium was dedicated to the nation in July 2000. It is a truly breathtaking facility which displays a rare and magnificent fossil of the Dinosaur, Kotasaurus, belonging to the Lower Jurassic age, going back to about 160 million years. It is one of the finest specimens anywhere in the world. It has been put up in a natural and dynamic posture and measures.
about fourteen metres in length and over five metres in height. The fossils were collected from Yamanpalli in the Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh, and then mounted by the Geological Survey of India. Apart from this unique fossil of the majestic animal which once ruled the earth, there are equally important fossil specimens going back to the same era, like a Dinosaur egg, more importantly a clutch of Dinosaur eggs, part of a fossiled tree trunk, a giant ammonite and some other breathtaking exhibits. The Dinosaur will transport visitors back to the Jurassic age.

Birla Planetarium
Timings: 11.30 am - 8.00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 18

Show TimingsLanguage
On public demand during holidays or special ocassions a special show at 8:15 pm is also included.
4:00 P.MEnglish
5:00 P.MTelugu
6:00 P.MEnglish
6:45 P.MTelugu
7:30 P.MHindi

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