Astronomy buffs and skywatchers can now experience the cosmic world
The Guwahati Planetarium is celebrating its silver jubilee with a state-of-the-art virtual reality zone (VR Zone), an avant-grande multi-activity centre, and an astronomical gallery.
The Centre of Astronomical Education and Research in the Northeast opened its new facilities to visitors on November 22.
“The VR Zone has been set up in collaboration with the design department of IIT Guwahati and the astronomical gallery has been designed and developed by the Creative Museum Designers, Kolkata,” the planetarium’s director, Kimnei Changsan, said.
The centre is excited to provide astronomy buffs and skywatchers with a real feel of the cosmic world. The astronomical gallery plans to impart trendy facts about the universe and the development of astronomy by providing a hands-on learning experience to children. The VR Zone will allow viewers to immerse themselves in a new world.
The planetarium will also have an ultra-modern multi-activity centre with a 5-D theatre, a virtual reality lab, a tinkering lab, an auditorium equipped with new-age facilities and exhibition corners so that science-loving people, particularly students, can spend some creative time learning.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and science and technology minister Keshab Mahanta laud the foundation of the multi-activity centre and inaugurated the VR Zone and the astronomical gallery.
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