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The Patna Planetarium

The Patna Planetarium



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The Patna Planetarium is situated in Patna's Indira Gandhi Science Complex; it is also called by Indira Gandhi Planetarium, which is one of the biggest planetariums in Asia. This Planetarium attracts a large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists. Regular film shows are conducted on the subjects relating to astronomy and exhibitions are also conducted here. Which attracts lots of visitors? The Patna Planetarium is located on Bailey Road near Income Tax Golambar in Patna within a distance of 8 km from Patna Airport, 1 km from Patna Railway station, 2 km from Government Bus stand, and 10 km from Private Bus stand.

The Indira Gandhi Planetarium was constructed by Bihar Council on Science & Technology at a total cost of about Rs. 11Crores. It was conceptualized in 1989 by Bihar Chief Minister Shree Satyendra Narain Sinha and was inaugurated by Shree Laloo Prasad yadav, who was Chief Minister of Bihar, on March 21, 1993. The Planetarium was especially dedicated to the Nation and opened for the public from 1 April 1993. It is named after former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.