Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theater
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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theater
Established5 September 2004
LocationBijoy Sharani Avenue, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°45′35.33″N 90°23′28.74″E / 23.7598139°N 90.3913167°E / 23.7598139; 90.3913167Coordinates: 23°45′35.33″N 90°23′28.74″E / 23.7598139°N 90.3913167°E / 23.7598139; 90.3913167
Websitenovotheatre.portal.gov.bd

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre is a planetarium on Bijoy Sharani Avenue of Tejgaon area in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre opened to public on 25 September 2004.[3] It was previously named Bhashani Novo Theatre. It was made autonomous by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre Bill 2010.[4] The space center was commissioned by the Ministry of Science and Communication Technology of the Government of Bangladesh.

Description[edit]

Built on 5.46 acres of land, its spaces range in size from its 21-meter dome, seating 275 people; to three-meter inflatable and portable domes where people sit on the floor.

Design[edit]

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre

The planetarium was designed by architect Ali Imam. The Planetarium dome simulates Earth and its cool blue sky. This dome-shaped theater was built with the latest equipment, enabling visitors to soar into space as well as experience the thrills of an interplanetary journey in a three-dimensional environment. The curved ceiling represents the sky and shows moving images of planets and stars through projection onto a large-screen dome at an angle of 120 degrees.

Features[edit]

This planetarium features three kinds of exhibits. They Journey to Infinity presents a celestial show of stars, planets and other heavenly bodies in virtual reality. The ai amader Bangladesh features Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman`s 7 March lecture, while The Grand Canyon describes North America`s settlement clan, Garikhad, which existed in The Grand Canyon four thousand years ago.

Visitors need not look up in the dome to watch the show. Instead, they feel they are watching space live, with everything around them, presented by 150 projectors. The Planetarium added a new capsule simulator and smart-step floor and 3D video.[5] In 2013 the planetarium added a Nuclear Industrial Information Centre.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Science festival begins in Dhaka today". The Daily Star. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  2. ^ "Annisul Huq pledges 'Clean Dhaka, Green Dhaka' within four years". The Daily Star. 2015-10-18. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  3. ^ "A day in the night sky". The Daily Star. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  4. ^ "JS passes Novo Theatre Bill, High-Tech Park Authority Bill". The Daily Star. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  5. ^ "Novo theatre gets two 3D films". The Daily Star. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  6. ^ "Nuclear Industry Information Centre opened in city | Dhaka Tribune". archive.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2017-09-27.