It’s been a while since we did a Sunday morning picnic and planetarium thing. Nehru Planetarium is not just for kids anymore guys. Go for the thrill of almost-3D sky-watching.
All The Stars Are Closer: Explore The Space At Nehru Planetarium's Live Shows
What Makes It Awesome
Ditching the usual mall and the movie plan, we ended up at Nehru Planetarium at 11am and caught the first Solar System show which begins at 11.30am. There are four shows through the day, so make sure you go for the English versions if you aren’t comfortable with shuddh Hindi.
The foyer of the planetarium houses the space museum, and it’s lovably derelict. The space diorama is kinda cool and reminded us of science projects long gone. Reminiscent of school education trips, the planetarium really delivers when it comes to keeping you informed.
We also saw the machine that projects the stars onto the skyscape exhibited in the foyer. On your way back, don’t forget to check out the SLV3 satellite thingamajig (it’s awesome).
P.S. The place is closed on Monday.
What Could Be Better
The show itself (albeit a little blurry for the first few minutes), takes you on a beautiful journey of the solar system. Our favourite part was the feeling of going round in circles as with the rotating projections on the screen. It’s an hour-long show, so if this is not your area of interest, you may get a bit bored.