Science Center and Planetarium to be constructed in Kota
The Science Center and Planetarium will be constructed in Kota, Rajasthan. The Science Center and Planetarium will be one of the best science centers and planetariums in the world. About 35 crore 25 lakh rupees will be spent on these.
An MoU was signed between the National Council of Science Museums and the Science and Technology Department of the Government of Rajasthan in this regard.
About National Council of Science Museums
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Culture. It is the largest chain of science centers or museums under a single administrative umbrella in the world. There are 24 science centers or museums and one R & D laboratory and training center of NCSM, located in different states in India.
The first science museum, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata under CSIR43, was opened on 2 May 1959. In July 1965, the second science museum of the country, the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) was opened in Bangalore.
Which is the largest Planetarium in India?
Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest in the world. It is one of the most famous planetariums in India. Popularly known as Taramandal, the planetarium was inaugurated on 2 July 1963 by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
It has an electronics laboratory for the design and fabrication of science equipment. It has an astronomy gallery that maintains a huge collection of fine paintings and celestial models of renowned astronomers.