The Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma on 3 May 2015 inaugurated the first ever Science Centre and Planetarium in the Union Territory of Puducherry.
The Science Centre and Planetarium has been set up by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) of Ministry of Culture at an expense of 5.5 crore rupees. It is the 47th Science Museum in the country.
About Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium
• It has interactive exhibition galleries on Marine Biology and Fun Science
• It has an eight meter dome digital planetarium and an open-air science park
• The planetarium can accommodate 55 people at a time
Besides, the Chief Minister of Puducherry N. Rangasamy and the Science and Technology Minister T. Thiagarajan appealed to Dr. Mahesh to approve another science centre for Karaikal.
The 48th Science Centre will be opened soon in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
When: 3 May 2015