Built in the premises of Tri-Murti Bhawan, the Nehru Planetarium is the brainchild of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. The idea was conceived way back in 60's but was not put in to action due to the lack of funds. The project was taken up by Prime-Minister Indira Gandhi and was completed in the year 1984. In fact this was the last project inaugurated by her before she was assassinated in the same year.
It is situated in sprawling lush-green 6 acres campus in the very heart
of the Lutyens Delhi. The structure is dome shaped because of the sky
theatre inside. The sky theatre has a seating capacity of 270. The
theatre has more than a million manmade holes to equalize the acoustics.
The documentaries are projected by a Carl Zesis projector which gives a
3-D effect to the viewers. The main purpose of this project is to make
common people aware about the celestial bodies and their movements.
Nehru Planetarium is helpful in eradicating misconception and
superstition among the masses. Besides, it also adds practical element
to the study of Astronomy among the children.
Regular shows are screened both in English and Hindi alternatively at
the Nehru Planetarium, Delhi. You can book tickets beforehand as there
is heavy rush here because of the students coming from the schools
situated in Delhi and around.
|Location||Center of Delhi, premises of Tri-Murti Bhawan|
|How to Reach||Take an auto or cab or disembark at Central Secretariat Metro station|
|Timing||Four shows Staring from 10:30 A.M. till 5 P.M.|