Birla Planetarium, Kolkata. Important visiting information

Opening Time : 12:00 PM Closing Time : 06:30 PM
Open : Daily Closed on public holidays : No
Entery fee : 40 Rupees/ Person Authorization : No
Contact No : +91-33-22231516 View address & how to reach
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    More about Birla Planetarium, Kolkata and Historical Information

    Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is one of the three Birla Planetariums in India. Popularly known as Taramandal it is the largest planetarium in Asia and second largest in the world. It is located on Chowringhee Road besides the Victoria Memorial

    It was opened for public on 2nd July 1963 by Jawaharlal Nehru, who was the prime minister of India at the time. Apart from the usual astronomical laboratories it has electronics and fabrication lab for building equipment’s. There is also an astronomy gallery which houses the paintings and celestial models of famous astronomers.

    The planetarium has an observatory equipped with a Celestron C-14 Telescope with features such as ST6 CCD camera and a solar filter. The total capacity of the planetarium is 500. Every year it offers the general public and student more than 100 projects in the field of astrophysics, astronomy and planets and stars

    There are daily programs conducted in English, Hindi and Bangla. The timings are between 12 pm to 7 pm. Occasionally the programs are also conducted in Oriya Guajarati and other regional languages. On holidays extra shows are conducted.

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    Birla Planetarium, Kolkata address and how to reach

    Address : 96 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, Cathedral Rd, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

    How To Reach: "By Train: 6.5 KM away from Howrah Junction Railway Station
    By Air: 23.2 KM away from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport "

    Railway Address :Howrah Junction railway station, Howrah, West Bengal Airport Address :Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700052


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