Birla Planetarium, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Find out about astronomy and science at Birla Planetarium, the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. Commissioned in 1963, today it hosts an electronic laboratory for production of science equipment, an astronomy gallery with a large collection of paintings an celestial models, and an observatory equipped with a powerful telescope. Participate in more than 100 astronomical projects dealing with space sciences as well as astrology, with the capacity of 680 attendees. Programs are conducted in English, Bengali, and Hindi. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Birla Planetarium and many more Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kolkata (Calcutta) online road trip planner .
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  • After renovation in recent time its reopen recently. I took my 4.5 yr son for the "Cosmic Collision (Eng)" show - we enjoined it fullest . Quality of the show has been improved. Also the hall equipped...  more »
  • This place is famous for the 360^ show it plays showcasing all stars and galaxies. Best place for kids!  more »
  • The revamped Birla Planeterium is a must visit with your kids. the show quality and ambience has improved like anything and the feeling that I had was similar to what I had seen in Cape Canaveral in F...  more »
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  • Astronomy shows are excellent. The current show is COSMIC COLLISIONS. The hall is very big and the projector is in the middle. The galleries contain mythological pictures, videos of future collision of asteroids and scientists. In a room, there is also a machine which shows your different weights on different astronomical bodies. Also, there are the models of Olympus Mons and the surface of the moon. Nice place for weekend hangouts with family.
  • I remember visiting Birla Planetarium when I was a kid. When the room became dark and eventually the whole universe was unravelled before your eyes, you were filled with a sense of awe. I still get nostalgic whenever I visit this place. New shows have been introduced and they are in three languages, Hindi, Bengali and English. It must be on your visit list specially if you have a kid in your family.
  • Cosmic collision is the current show... Every one hour there is show... English is by 1.30 afternoon... I have posted a picture of the timings... If you miss the timings you might end up missing the show in your desired language... The entry fee is 80/- per head... Watch the show roam around to check out different cosmic formations and get back...
  • The show that is going on is COSMIC COLLISIONS. It's all about astronomy and also narrates how moon has formed, how dihnosors got wiped from this earth, etc in a nice way. There are three languages in which the shows were carried out - Bengali, Hindi and English. The last show starts at 6.30 PM in English and the show prior to that starts at 5.30 and is in Bengali.
  • It will a excellent experience if u come here for 1st time . The current show is COSMIC COLLISIONS. The program starts with cosmic event in universe. It shows the latest theory on creation of moon from earth's collision with another object. The show displays several constellations. I like to suggest to go for 12.30pm 2.30pm & 4.30 pm and 3.30 & 5.30 for Bengali for better understanding. All the planets and their atmospheres are described also. After the show is over, there's an exhibition of different images, videos, documentaries, etc. And to be noted, the show is very punctual, in contrast to Bengali heritage.
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