Quiz on the Major Planetariums of India
Posted on: July 26, 2018. Comments ( 4 )

Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are…
Gaze skywards, with our “Quiz on the Major Planetariums of India”…

Which largest planetarium in Asia and the second-largest planetarium in the world—equipped with a CELESTRON C-14 Telescope, ST6 CCD camera and solar filter—located in West Bengal, offers more than 100 astronomical projects including astronomy, astrophysics, and space science to students?





Which planetarium, one of the largest in Asia, located in Bihar’s Indira Gandhi Science Complex, was constructed by the Bihar Council on Science & Technology, at a total cost of about ₹11 Crores, inaugurated by Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav, the then Chief Minister of Bihar, on March 21, 1993?





Which 210-seater planetarium in Karnataka, features a “Space Master” projector that projects the night sky as seen with the naked eye, upon a dome 15 meters in diameter, and blends science with international literature, art, and cultural aspects, using special animation, visual effects, and videos?





Which planetarium in Maharashtra, commissioned on March 3, 1977, with the objective of fostering scientific temper through the means of edutainment—education + entertainment—has also grown into a centre for scientific study of astronomy where scientists and scholars meet for discussions and lectures?





Which planetarium built in memory of the 1st Prime Minister of India, aims to impart knowledge about Space among school groups, using numerous, special, 30-40-minute shows with live interactions and programs for visitors, students, and amateur astronauts, and quiz and art competitions?





Which planetarium in Assam uses the Japanese GOTO GX instrument clubbed with a GX starfield projector, sixty special-effects projectors, and the sky-theatre’s sound system, and features a unique hybrid planetarium projection system—the country’s only second planetarium to get such a system?





Which planetarium located in Tamil Nadu—whose Planetarium Projector and accessories worth Rs. 1.5 crore was donated by the Government of Japan under the Cultural Grant-in-aid Scheme—is an educative boon to students in the districts of Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Perambalur, Dindigul, Karur, and Madurai?





Which planetarium in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, equipped with a versatile opto-mechanical GOTO GM II starfield projector and an X-Y table system for simulating various celestial phenomena, uses a specially perforated hemispherical aluminium inner dome to project the night sky and hold virtual cosmic shows?





Comments (4)


    Jaswandi Naik says:

    Truly interesting…

    Janaki says:

    Very nice and helps in increasing our knowledge

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    Sharada says:

    Very interesting

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