in the heart of Hyderabad city, on the panoramic hillock
of Naubat Pahad, the Birla Planetarium is a tribute to
the advances made in science and technology since the
dawn of civilization. This beautiful dome shaped architecture
was opened by Late Mr. N.T. Rama Rao, on 8th September
1985. The Planetarium
offers visitors, daily sky shows, both in Telugu and
English, unfolding various aspects of the Cosmos, the
beautiful mysteries of the Universe, the comets, the
Hubble Space Telescope, Eclipses, the puzzling Unidentified
Objects (UFO's) and the very recent clash of the Titans. As
the sky show begins, the visitors are transported into
the galaxy as they watch a large umbrella of an
open dark sky with full of shining stars looking down
upon them. The sound effects give the feel of being
in an outer space, which adds to the thrill and excitement.
latest addition to the planetarium is the Dinosorium - a
new wing which houses among other exhibits, a 160 million
years old mounted "Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis",
excavated in Adilabad district and presented to Science Museum
by the Geological Survey of India. Apart from this highlight,
the Dinosaurium also has a collection of smaller fossils
of dinosaur eggs, marine shells and fossilised tree trunks.
One among the most visited places in the city, the planetarium
holds sky shows everyday at different timings in different
languages. It remains closed on the last Thursday of the
month from 10:30 am to 3:00pm. Eatables are not allowed inside
the planetarium but it houses a roof top restaurant with
a wide range of menu.
place never stops amazing people with its wonderful sky shows
of mysteries of universe. It is the one place
in the city which should not be missed by children.