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    Planetarium Sheet
    Periyar Science and Technology Centre
    B.M. Birla Planetarium बिरला तारामंडल चेन्नई


    INDIA - CHENNAI - TAMIL NADU


    Type: Science Center

    Address: Gandhi Mandapam Road (Behind CLRI) - Chennai, 600 085
    Country: INDIA

    Latitude: 13°00'43" N  -  Longitude: 80°14'38" E  -  Altitude: 9m

    Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birla_Planetarium,_Chennai
    Website 2: http://tnstc.gov.in/bm-birla-planetarium.html
         
    Email: tnstc.science@gmail.com
    Phone: +91 44 2441 0025

    Director or contact: M. Sargurumurthy, Palaniapillai Iyanperumal (executive director)

    Opened in 1988

    Dome of  15.0m
    Capacity of 223 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt 10°

    Optical system ZEISS : ZKP4
    Digital system Zeiss : Powerdome
    Software: Uniview
    Video system Sony : VPL-GTZ270 (4+1

    Meridian resolution 5.2 K
    Sound 5.1
    Cove light: Yes
    Other: Science on a Sphere

    Dome: Astro-Tec
    Gift Shop Souvenir Shop

    History: 11 May 1988: opening, Goto GM-II-T - 2009: fulldome - April 2013: digital system (10 crores) - May 2017: Goto dismantled and exposed at the entrance - Sept. 2017: closed for renovation - 19 Nov. 2019: re opening Zeiss Hybrid, new dome, sound and lighting
     There are two projects in Tamil Nadu: Vellore and Coimbatore - You can read: History of Planetariums in India: 1954-2018, Dr Jayanta Sthanapati

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    last update: 04/24/2020


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