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Birla Planetarium Kolkata-The Taramandal Museum

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.

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Location:
Kolkata
West Bengal, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
₹40
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
22.5455000°N, 88.3473000°E
Distance from Kolkata city center to Birla Planetarium Kolkata
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Wednesday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Thursday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday: 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Birla Planetarium Kolkata..

Overall Rating:4.1

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  '5' out of 5
"I loveit because we can know everything about planate Rishabha Nandy a child "
  '4' out of 5
"It is a iconic place for our proudest City KOLKATA. But old technology, audience facilities limited. Air conditioning quality very poor. Sound quality also not good. Needed fully modification. "
  '5' out of 5
"Visiting this place can change the perspective of one's view. Towards self, towards others, towards Nature. The free evening course (which give literacy to real science) can do this all, just imagine the effect of education with the subject. And I must thank Dr. Debiprosad Duari, the Real teacher and leader behind all these. My life has been changed, not economically, but philosophically."
  '2' out of 5
"Definitely a very nice planetarium considering its size however the presenter was really poor and kept on yelling at everyone during the show. I can understand the frustration she had with people being on their phones and disrupting the darkness, however I thought that her yelling did more to pull me out of the show than the light of the phones."
  '5' out of 5
"It is incorrectly stated that the M. P. Birla Planetarium is permanently closed. This is an absolutely false statement. The Planetarium is going through an exhaustive phase of renovation. The new projectors being installed will make it one of the best in the world ! The renovation work is going on in full swing. The Planetarium will open to the public within another six months."

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