The Birla Planetarium Kolkata is the largest Planetarium in Asia and the second largest Planetarium in the world. Locally called as Taramandal of Kolkata, the Planetarium regularly holds sky-shows that provide a useful piece of information about our solar system, galaxies, the life span of stars, space, planets and other heavenly bodies in the most attractive and interactive manner via audio and video aids.
The planetarium houses numerous innovations and creativity giving out knowledge to its fellow visitors. The astronomy gallery of the Birla Planetarium and Research Center Kolkata is the main attraction that displays an extensive collection of exquisite paintings and celestial models of famous astronomers. The astronomical observatory is equipped with highly sophisticated Celestron C-14 Telescope and accessories like ST6 CCD camera and solar filter that gives you a clear vision of the space. The Birla Planetarium is a knowledge bank for kids where they can get a chance to know about stars and planets.