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Reach Out For The Stars & The Moon


Bhubaneswar is one of the ten cities in India which boasts of a Planetarium. The planetarium was built by the Science and Technology Department of Odisha Government in 1990 with the aim for creating awareness about activities like night sky viewing through audio visual programs and poster shows. It also displays various astronomical devices.

Celestial objects like moon, stars, planets and the entire galaxy fascinates children and adults alike. The planetarium at Bhubaneswar gives us an opportunity to relive our fascination and come out with a better understanding of our Galaxy.

The planetarium is named after famous Odia astronomer Mahamahopadhyaya Chandrasekhar Singh Harichandan Mohapatra Samanta popularly known as Pathani Samanta. He was known as the naked eye astronomer and his ground breaking work, which he penned in his book Siddhanta Darpana finds a special mention in the prestigious American and European press of 1899.

It’s a place where one can gather knowledge about the universe, sun, and other planets. There are different shows scheduled in Odia, Hindi and English language, so schedule your show to match with your preferred language.

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Planetarium. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!

Getting There

  • Nearest Railway Station - Bhubaneswar
  • Nearest Airport- Bhubaneswar
  • One can take the city bus service and alight at Acharya Vihar to get to the museum. Alternately one can hire a cab or an auto.

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Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Planetarium ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Planetarium.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Planetarium in a matter of hours. We have found 10 such places close to Planetarium that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!


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More Museums to See

Odisha State Museum

The Treasure Trove of The State’s Heritage

Odisha State Maritime Museum

A Reflection On The Glorious Maritime Tradition

Odisha Crafts Museum “Kalabhoomi”

A Tribute To The Rich Legacy of Art & Craft of Odisha

Tribal Museum

The Store House of The Vibrant Tribal Culture

Regional Museum of Natural History

The Repository of The State’s Bio diversity


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