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Birla Planetarium in Kolkata: Astronomical Research Centre in Bengal


Posted Date: 08-Jan-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Place to Visit in Bengal    
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Birla Planetarium at Kolkata is the Research Institute of Astronomy in Kolkata. You will find the Location of Birla Planetarium at Kolkata and the Timings of Birla Planetarium of Kolkata here. Birla Planetarium is the Astronomical Research centre of Kolkata.



M.P.Birla Planetarium is the scientific, educational and research institute located in Kolkata and 2nd July 1963 is the inauguration day of Birla Planetarium in Kolkata by the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.

Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the largest Planetarium in Asia, India and the second largest in the commonwealth counties after London.

The Birla Institute of Fundamental Research in Kolkata, popular as Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, has been established by Syt. M.P.Birla on approximately one-acre land taken from West Bengal State Government.
’Birla A Brief Introduction of Astronomy means Birla Planetarium of Kolkata, which is the most attractive and knowledge gaining place in Kolkata for the Kids, Students and also for the professional. The astronomical projects on astro-physics, Celestial Mechanics, Space Science in Kolkata, History of Astronomy, Centenaries of famous Astronomers and the Mythology of Stars & Planets are exhibits daily in Birla Planetarium.

Alongside knowledge sharing, Birla Planetarium has also been conducting School level programmes on Astronomy and introduced a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Astronomy & Planetarium Sciences in Kolkata. In the year 1999, Pailan Institute in Kolkata and Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Kolkata introduced a new research course on Astronomy named, M.Phil. Course in Astronomy and Planetarium Sciences in Kolkata.


Details of Birla Planetarium of Kolkata


M P Birla Planetarium was the venue for 7th International Planetarium Directors’ in the year 1980 has Electronic Laboratory for fabricating and designing of scientific astronomical equipments in Kolkata. Birla Planetarium arranges Astronomical Shows daily with the special effects and visuals with the help of Automation Systems of Birla Planetarium.

Birla Planetarium organizes many events on Solar Eclipses, Celestial Events, National & International seminars on Astronomy in Kolkata and also host many Events on Galileo astronomer and others.

Astronomy Centre of Kolkata, Birla Planetarium has an astronomical observatory equipment using a Celestron C-14 Telescope with accessories like as Solar Filter, ST6 CCD Camera etc for Astronomical Research in Bengal

Are looking for a visit to Birla Planetarium at Kolkata? Timings of Birla Planetarium: Opens between 11am to 7pm everyday and Entry Tickets could be obtained from counter.

Location of Birla Planetarium in Kolkata


M.P.Birla Planetarium is conveniently located near Maidaan and near Nandan in Kolkata.
Address of M.P.Birla Planetarium : -
96, Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata-71
Phone number of Birla Planetarium: - 033 2223 1516 / 033 2223 6610
Fax number of Birla Planetarium: - 033 2223 5353


Route to Birla Planetarium in Kolkata


M. P. Birla Planetarium located near to Victoria Memorial in Kolkata at the central part of Kolkata (City of Joy). Amongst the other landmarks near to Birla Planetarium are St. Pauls Cathedral Church in Kolkata and the famous Maidan at Kolkata. Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is easily reachable from all places of Kolkata and outside. The nearest Metro Railway Station to Birla Planetarium is ‘Maidan’.


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Responses to "Birla Planetarium in Kolkata: Astronomical Research Centre in Bengal"
Author: moushumi    13 Jun 2010Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1
hi
i am really impressed by the courses offered here. for sometimes i was looking for such courses available in kolkata and i am happy that i found one. i am a B.Sc(Physics) and an MCA student. i would like to enroll myself here with this institution.



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