Planetarium

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Planetarium

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 HarichandanMohapatra 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.

The planetarium was built by the Science and Technology Department of Odisha Government in 1990, and uses advanced digital platform to run its shows.

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