Patna Planetarium

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Indira Gandhi Planetarium
पटना तारामंडल
Established March 21, 1993
Location Indira Gandhi Science Complex, Patna, Bihar
Coordinates 25°36′40″N 85°08′38″E / 25.611°N 85.144°E / 25.611; 85.144
Type Planetarium [1]
Visitors 985,100 (2007)
Director Department of Science & Technology,Bihar Government

Indira Gandhi Planetarium(Hindi: इंदिरा गाँधी तारामंडल) is located in Patna's Indira Gandhi Science Complex. Planetarium was constructed through Bihar Council on Science & Technology at a total cost of about 11 Crores. It was [2] conceptualised in 1989 by [3] Bihar Chief Minister Shri Satyendra Narain Sinha who laid the foundation stone in October 1989 and was inaugurated by Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav, the then Chief Minister of Bihar, on March 21, 1993. The Planetarium was dedicated to the Nation and opened for the public from 1 April 1993.[2] It is named after senior Indian National Congress leader and former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.

The Patna Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in Asia.[4] It attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The planetarium has regular film shows on subjects related to astronomy. It also holds exhibitions, which attracts lots of visitors.[4] Patna Planetarium is located on Bailey Road near Income Tax Golambar in Patna within a distance of 8 km from Patna Airport, 1½ km from Patna Railway Station, 2 km from Government Bus stand, and 10 km from Private Bus stand.

The first digital planetarium of Bihar will soon start in late 2016 from the premises of Shrikrishna Science Centre near Gandhi Maidan in Patna.[5] The planetarium has been developed at a cost of Rs 5 crore and is equipped with Carl Zeiss digital projector system.[6]


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