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Inside the planetarium, there are several cubicles that can guesstimate your weight on each of the nine planets of the Solar System.
Adjoining it is the Nehru Centre, which has facets like art gallery, restaurant, library, cultural center and a 14-gallery exhibit known as Discovery of India. Thus, Nehru Planetarium provides an insight into the cosmic world and serves as a platform for budding astronomers.
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NEHRU PLANETARIUM-man made; to attract
The Nehru Planetarium, commissioned on 3rd March, 1977 has grown into a Centre for scientific study of astronomy and for meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions and lectures, arranged periodically on various stellar and Astronomical events.
The programmes are aimed at inspiring students. These include Science quiz contests, Astro-painting, Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions. Special arrangements are made to watch, study and photograph Solar & Lunar eclipses, and many such other events.
A little bit of a strange looking building which has been described as a corncob, this building, known as the Nehru Centre, houses the planetarium, concert or movie auditorium and convention centre. The centre has expanded into a centre for scientific study of astronomy. Scientists and scholars regularly meet for lectures and discussions to discuss the various astronomical events. Special programs are also designed for students. There are telescopes installed outside the Planetarium for visitors to use. There are daily shows at 3.00pm and 6.00pm except for Mondays and these are in English. There is an additional show at 4.30pm in Hindi. The centre is also open on the weekends at the same hours with an 1.00pm show in Marathi.
Aside from astronomy, there is a museum which has exhibits relating to forms of antique transport.
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Right next to Mahalaxmi Race Course, the Nehru Planetarium is a large domed building, popular with the city's amateur astronomers. Inside, various cubicles estimate your weight on each of the nine planets of the Solar System while in the domed interior, daily shows uncover the timeless mysteries of the cosmos. The place is usually packed with school children so make sure you buy your ticket in advance. Adjacent to the planetarium is the Nehru Centre, venue of numerous international trade fairs and local exhibitions. In the basement, the Nehru Auditorium usually boasts classical music and dance recitals, concerts and plays.
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