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CHENNAI TOURIST PLACES

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                      BIRLA PLANETARIUM

Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium is fully computerized; located in the Kotturpuram, near Anna `University, can seat 236 persons. The planetarium is an integral part of Periyar Science and Technology Centre, a premier institute in the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu.

The planetarium was built in the memory of B.M. Birla a leading industrialist and visionary of India,. Birla Planetarium is an Indoor Universe .Its almost like the universe is brought in; with Astronomical phenomena recreated on the specially perforated aluminum inner dome. The shows simply would carry you through the space. The planetarium hosts regular exciting educational shows pertaining to the astronomy..Excellent learning opportunity for students and environmentalists .Watch the stars or the meteoroids on second Saturday of the month .The Night Watching show is held between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Centre is open on all days except on national holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Programme Timings :

English : 10.15 am, 01.15 pm and 4.35 pm

Tamil    : 12.00 noon and 2.30 pm,  Monday Holiday.

Address :

Tamilnadu Science & Technology Centre
Gandhi Mandapam Road (Behind CLRI)
Chennai- 600 025
Phone: 91-44 - 24410025 / 24416751 / 24915250