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Birla Planetarium

B M Birla Planetarium

The B M Birla Planetarium was the first phase of the Science Centre. It was inaugurated by Shri N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1985. This was a very important landmark for inculcating scientific temper amongst amateurs, lay men and students in particular.

We have left no stone unturned in giving latest information and updating on the vast mysteries and inventions of the universe.

Not only it is one of the best attended Planetaria in the world, it has also been acclaimed to be amongst the very best with a better rating than those in Europe, the US, Far East, Soviet Republics and elsewhere. The cosmic presentations here have highlighted various mysteries of the Universe as they have unfolded-from Halley’s comet through space explorations of the solar system to the riddles of Black Holes and the newly discovered dark energy.

This apart, special interactive sessions for students are organized. The Planetarium also conducts a popular course on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Planetarium also regularly creates exhibitions on relevant topics.

Space Show Details

The Cosmic Presentations in the B M Birla Planetarium have been given a better rating than those in Japan, the US, Europe and elsewhere. The Planetarium has been producing sky shows on different themes during the past twenty nine years.


Duration of the Show: 30 minutes

Open on: All 7 days of the week except last Thursday of the month and from 3.00 p.m. on second and last Fridays.

English Telugu Hindi
11:30 AM, 4:00 PM& 6:00 PM 12:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM. & 6:45 PM. & (8:15 PM. optional) 7:30 PM

*Children below 4 years are not permitted in the Sky Theatre.

*Please note that the B M Birla Planetarium is closed on the last Thursday of every month and will be open from 3:00 PM. on the 2nd and last Friday of every month for maintenance.