The Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium is equipped with latest Opto-mechanical
and digital Projectors, 5.1 surround sound for projection of full dome
planetarium programs. The planetarium system is housed in 12 meter dome having
unidirectional seating arrangement of 120 persons. Planetariums shows named
“Astronaut” and “Oasis
in Space” are being run for general visitors and students. Planetarium is
centrally air- conditioned supported by 200KV generator for power back up.
The gallery of the planetarium has interactive exhibits on astronomy. The
permanent gallery demonstrates A walk through Time, Day and Night, Your weight
on different planets, Seasons on Earth, World Time, Our Address in Universe, Our
Solar System, Beyond Solar System, Astro Quiz, Zodiac Quiz etc. to the visitors.
A special part of gallery throws light on the life of Dr. Kalpana Chawla.
An outdoor exposition comprising of Samrat Yantra, Sundial, World Time, Turn
Faster, Celestial Umbrella, Why we see one face of Moon? Optical tree, Eclipses,
Totems Of Time, Gravity well, Planetrack and several other exhibits are
displayed amid lush green ambience.
Various educational activities for students, teachers and general public are
being organized at the planetarium to arouse their interest in astronomy like
night sky watching workshops, popular science lectures by eminent persons from
academia, various competitions etc.
- Limited Seats in Each Show. (Maximum 118)
- Tickets only available at Ticket Counter on 'First Come First Serve' Basis.
- Advance Booking Not Availabe.
- Visitors may Contact Telephonically for Seat Availability.
- Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium remains open from Tuesday’s
to Sunday’s. Monday is weekly off.
- The planetarium office working hours are from 10:00am to 5:00 pm
daily and visiting hours form 10:00am to 4:30pm.
All Planetarium shows are in Hindi Language
The planetarium will remain closed on following gazette holidays:
,Holi ,Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi Jyanti and Diwali
Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium has been setup at Kurukshetra-Pehowa road
(near Jyotisar Tirth) by Haryana State Council for Science & Technology, Govt.
of Haryana in joint collaboration with National Council for Science Museums,
Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in memory of India's first woman Astronaut
Dr. Kalpana Chawla. The planetarium built at a cost of 6.50 crores covers an
area of 5 acres of land. Surrounded by sprawling green fields and lush
Astro-park the planetarium is ideal for those who seek to escape from the din
and dust, hustle and bustle of big cities. The planetarium offers a blend of
peaceful surroundings and astronomy shows run using latest technology
equipments. In a very short span of time the planetarium has emerged as one of
unique and most favorite tourist spot of the city.
The excellent programmes and supporting exhibits placed inside and in the
Astro-park help the students in particular and people at large in learning this
frontier area of science and satisfy their curiosities with a whole range of
information about the Space. The astronomy shows are usually run in Hindi
language and special shows both in Hindi and English languages are also
conducted on demand for groups.
The planetarium was dedicated to the nation by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of
Haryana on 24.07.2007.
Broucher (Hindi) ||
Oasis in Space