Kerala State Science and Technology Museum
|KERALA STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM & PRIYADARSINI PLANETARIUM||KERALA STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM & PRIYADARSINI PLANETARIUM|
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Established in 1984, the Kerala State Science & Technology Museum, is an autonomous organisation, setup by the Government of Kerala, to serve as a dynamic medium of science communication for the public and for inculcating a sense of inquiry and scientific temperament in the minds of the young. This is also a study cum recreation centre and an important tourist attraction.
This project was established in 5 acres of land in the heart of the Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of God's own land-the picturesque Kerala State. The Museum opened its first unit in 1984 with galleries on Electricity, Electronics, Power & motion and Mechanics with more than 300 exhibits. Later, galleries on Popular Science, Mathematics, Automobile and Biomedical Engineering were opened.
The prestigious project of the Museum, PRIYADARSINI Planetarium was also made functioning in1994. A Children's Science Park and Mobile Science Exhibition unit were opened to the public in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Later on, Computer Gallery and Solar energy gallery were also opened. A Play park with thirteen playing devices was opened in 2005. Energy Park, 3D Theatre, Digital Weighing Machine, Edusat Talk Back Terminal, Energy Ball are the other attractions of the Museum.
- Setting up of galleries with working/ animated and participatory type of exhibits on all disciplines of Science & Technology.
- Organising and conducting mobile and temphorary Science exhibition.
- Organising and conducting science educational programmes through TV,Radio and other media of communication.
- Conducting science demonstration lectures.
- Conducting competitions for students.
- Extending teaching and lending services.
- Taking message of Science to the rural Kerala.
- Developing the campus of the museum and zonal science centres as technology parks.
- Serve as a study cum recreation centre.
- Become an important tourist attraction.
This is one of the most sophisticated and versatile planetaria in India. This fabulous planetarium complex has a centrally air conditioned Sky theatre of planetarium, Conference hall, Workshops, Sound - studio etc. PRIYADARSINI Planetarium is rated as one of the best horizontal domed Planetaria of global standards. It has a seating capacity of 184.
The main GM - II star field projector can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. Also it can simulate the star studded night sky over any location, on the Earth on any day upto 12500 years back or 12500 years in future. Planetarium reveals the wonder world of astronomy,staggering distance from the outer space is eliminated and here before your eyes, is displayed the exciting universe.
How much do we know about our closest neighbours in space - the moon, other planets like venus and mars, asteroids and the Sun ? And perhaps more intriguing how much we do not know? Planetarium reveals you the f act that the stars twinkle as they may, are far from being little, contrary to nursery rhymes. You may wonder to know that the big Sun is nothing but a star - one among the billions of such in the galaxy and billions of galaxies form the universe. After viewing a glimpse of conditions of other planets, you can see the fragile balance that allowed the life to develop here on the planet Earth. See how our ability to gather data has entered a new era, since space crafts began to explore solar system. Would outer space be a nice place to colonise or establish human settlements, sometimes in the future ? See the exciting phase...