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Birla Planetarium in Jaipur

Birla planetarium research and scientific institution is situated in the heart of the city in Statue Circle and is spread over 9.8 acres. The planetarium is housed inside the BM Birla Science and Technology centre and comes with library, auditorium, conference halls, science museum, astronomical observatory, numerous seminar rooms, etc.  The planetarium was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd July 1963. Prior to that, the planetarium was functioning as educational, research and scientific body only. The planetarium is part of Birla Institute of Scientific Research.

Birla Planetarium in Jaipur

Things to see at Birla Planetarium

It conducts several sky shows as well as audio visual educational programs on daily basis. The institute conducts many projects and seminars and also trains the youngsters about evolution of earth, universe and planets. It also organizes interactive sessions for the students to assist them in imparting science education.  The planetarium in collaboration with the BITS, Pilani offers evening courses, PG diploma courses and M.Phil courses in Astronomy and planetarium science. The planetarium has the capacity of hosting 1350 audience at a time.

For all those visiting Jaipur, Birla planetarium is one of the must visit destination. The planetarium provides the interesting facts on science and technology. The planetarium provides insight into the stars and galaxy. The way it introduces mother earth to the audience makes it fascinating and wonder struck. The audience can explore the universe by sitting under the dome in the planetarium where information about each planet and the functioning of the entire solar system is given through the projector.

The tourists can visit the planetarium from 1200 hrs to 1900 hrs to experience the world of planets and stars. However, students are given special concession to watch the show. The astronomical observatory comes with the infrastructure needed for using C-14 telescope and its accessories such as solar filters, ST6 CCD camera, etc. The automation of the planetarium is done in 1993 so that special effects could be done for the shows. 

How to reach Birla Planetarium?

The nearest airport to the planetarium is the Jaipur airport and from there the tourists can hire a taxi or travel by bus to reach the planetarium. The railway station is situated 5 Kms away from the Jaipur city. The city has three major railway junction i.e. the main station at Jaipur, the second station in Gandhinagar as well as the third railway station situated at Durgapur. The tourists can hire a taxi or bus from railway station to reach the planetarium.

If the tourists can afford, then they can also avail the services of Palace on wheel. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation operates semi deluxe and deluxe buses and AC as well as non AC Volvo buses which makes the travel of the tourists quite comfortable. Jaipur is also well connected by road with other major cities including Delhi.  In case the tourists are travelling from Delhi, then they can take the bus at Bikaner house situated near India Gate to reach Jaipur.

B M Birla Planetarium
B M Birla Science Center
Statue Circle, Jaipur-302001
Rajasthan, INDIA
Phone: +91-141-2385367, 2385094
Fax: +91-141-2385121

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