Nehru Planetarium Delhi – Important Historical And Visiting Information

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Nehru Planetarium Delhi – Visiting Information

If you can not observe the stars, moons and so on. Then Nehru Planetarium Delhi is right fit place for you observe all these very closely. It is not only for astronomy interested person but for kids too.

Nehru planetarium Delhi
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Famous For – Astronomy education, Astronomy tool, Space Vehicle. e.g.- Soyuz T-10 which carried astronaut Rakesh Sharma The first India to go to space.

Entry Fee – 50 Rupees for Adult, 30 Rupees for Child and 20 Rupees for Student.

Opening Hours – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed on Monday and Holiday)

  • The show timings are as follows:
    English Shows: 11:30 am and 3:00 pm
    Hindi Shows: 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

Location – Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg Area, New Delhi-110011, India.

Nehru Planetarium Delhi – Historical Information

It was built in the memory of Jawahar Lal Nehru but now it observes as a museum where you can gain knowledge about astronomy. Nehru Planetarium Delhi is one the five planetariums which named after Jawahar Lal Nehru. Five planetariums located in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bagalore and Allahabad.

The Nehru Planetarium Delhi situated in the ground of Teen Murti Bhawan, was official residence of Jawahar Lal Nehru. The museum built from Jawahar Lal Nehru fund in 1964 with aim of promoting astronomy education. After 20 years It was exact established in 6th February 1984 by the then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.

If you want observe the moon, stars and planet closely. It is the right place for you. experiencing the world and gain knowledge not just by theoritically in classroom but practically too.

Inside the Nehru Planetarium Delhi

Just go to Nehru Planetarium Delhi and experience the inside secret about astronomy.  I heard that 2,00,000 visitors visited this place every year.

The most attraction is Soyuz T-10 which carried Astronaut Rakesh Sharma to space. Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian who went to space.

Dome-shaped Sky Theater also attracted visitor that clearly tells various knowledge about constellations, planets and other celestial bodies. Visuals are used in these sky theater shows e.g. cartoons, special effects, video clippings, computer animations, paintings, etc.

It was closed for renovation and opened in 2010 publicly. For renovating it costs 11 crores. After renovation many thing added to this museum to attract visitor and experiencing the stars closely, Definiti optical star projector “Megastar” added too. With the help of Megastar device anyone can see around 2 Million stars at a time.

Another major attraction is that when solar eclipses occur, the planetarium arranges telescopes, solar filters, projection boxes, etc. By this way visitors can gain experience of solar eclipses closely.

Nearby Attraction

  • Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (0.9 Km)
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum (0.52 Km)
  • Dandi March Statue (0.59 Km)
  • Mughal Garden (0.73 Km)
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum (1.03 Km)
  • Lodhi Gardens (1.51 Km)
  • National Rail Museum (1.64 Km)
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (1.69 Km)
  • National Handicraft and Handloom Museum (2.77 Km)
  • Chandani Chowk (3.76 Km)
  • And so on.

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