Swami Vivekananda Planetarium (India)

It is the first and most advanced 3D 8K planetarium in India, newly opened in Mangalore in Karnataka province in the southwest of India. It has a hybrid system with MEGASTAR-IIA and “Digistar 6” (Evans & Sutherland, USA) It belongs to the Science Centre located within the vast Pilikula Nisargadhama (Pilikula natural area) covering about 1.5 million square meters including botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, local villages, and so on. It features the powerful 3D image by Evans & Sutherland and the contrast of the dense starry sky with optical MEGASTAR-IIA. It was introduced in various media in India and became a very significant topic.
Online tickets can be purchased here.
The opening ceremony held on March 1, 2018 was very magnificent, with many participants including Karnataka State Minister for Planning, Statistics and Science and Technology, mayor of Mangalore, politicians, general citizens. For 3 days from the opening shows were available to the public for free, and it crowded with lots of people. Please take a look at reports below.
Facebook album “Swami Vivekananda Planetarium Open_Inauguration”
Ceremony photos at the website of Pilikula Nisargadhama, many articles by Indian media

The NEWS Minute
India Herald
Many others …


Facility name: Swami Vivekananda Planetarium (India), inside of Pilikula Nisargadhama, Pilikula Regional Science Center
Location: Moodushedde, VamanjoorPost, Mangaluru – 575028, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka State, India
Model: MEGASTAR-IIA (ES), auxiliary projectors (Sun, Moon, 5 planets)
Dome specification: 18m diameter, tilted dome
Seating capacity: 170 seats
Open for public: March, 2018

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