B. M. Birla Planetarium, Kotturpuram, Chennai

This famous Birla Planetarium was established on 11th May 1988. B. M. Birla Planetarium is a large planetarium in Chennai. It conducts a virtual tour of the night sky and screens cosmic shows.

Where Birla Planetorium is located?

Park. The planetarium was inaugurated by the then President of India R. Venkataraman.

Infrastructure and Facilities:

Chennai Birla Planetarium has a modern infrastructure. The planetarium is equipped with various opt-mechanical projectors. The planetarium consists of 360-degree sky theatre. The theatre is fully air-conditioned. It has a seating capacity of 236 members.

The seating arrangement is made in such a way that viewers can enjoy watching the show from all of the angles. It was established in the year 2009. It was the first of its kind in India. It is installed with full-dome mirror projection system with a DLP projector.

Around the main theatre, a hall of fame is created by displaying portraits and statues of scientists, photographs and models of various heavenly bodies, celestial phenomena and space missions. The U.S. Consulate at Chennai has donated portraits of Neil Armstrong, Sunita Williams and Kalpana Chawla to display in the hall.

Birla Planetarium is the place where curious students and the public can solve their doubts about the mysteries of the outer space. In the planetarium, we can find a classroom, studio, and a seminar hall. Eminent professionals in the field of Astronomy conduct workshops and discussions here. It gives show programs on the cosmic world that gives the audience an unforgettable experience to the mysterious Universe.

Birla Planetarium Visiting time:

Open on: Weekdays Including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Closed Only on: Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanthi.

Science Exhibition Planetarium Programme

Halls of Science & Technology

10.00 AM to 05.45 PM

English
10.30 AM
11.15 AM
12.45 PM
1.30 PM
3.00 PM
3.45 PM
5.15 PM
Tamil
12.00 PM
02.15 PM
4.30 PM