Birla planetarium of Kolkata, India is one of the largest museums in Asia. It came into existence in the year 1962 and the credit for establishing this wonderful center of science, communication & environment goes to Birla Education Trust. It is situated at the Eastern metropolitan bypass of Calcutta.
Birla planetarium provides a parlance where astronomical presentations
take place. It provides useful piece of information about our solar
system, galaxies, life span of stars, space, planets and other heavenly
bodies in the most interactive manner via audio video aids. Usually the
lectures are given in English, Hindi, and Bengali and occasionally in
Oriya, Tamil & Gujarati.
Calcutta Birla planetarium is a single storied circular edifice
designed in the typical Indian style. It is a must see place for those
interested in astronomy. Its astronomy gallery maintains a huge
collection of fine paintings & celestial models of renowned
astronomers. It enables you to explore science outdoors.