Prepare to be starstruck, fellow travelers! The Yashwantrao Chavan Planetarium and Science Centre is a must-visit for all astronomy enthusiasts out there.

This spacious building, located at the heart of the city, boasts a stunning 700 sqm floor area with beautiful landscaping. And let me tell you, the models displayed during exhibitions are out of this world!

The state-of-the-art planetarium with a unique 3-D projection system in collaboration with Evans & Sutherland, E&S USA – world leaders in digital planetariums. The fully air-conditioned dome-shaped theatre with a seating capacity of 105 is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the wonders of space science and astronomy.

And let’s talk about those seats, people. I’ve tried all the recliner seats in the world, and these are by far the most comfortable. They’re like floating on a cloud, except the cloud is made of pure science and awesomeness.

The 45-minute show, available in both Marathi and English, is a feast for the mind and the senses. The nicely designed video auditorium takes you on a step-by-step journey through the universe, from the creation of stars to the telescopes that allow us to see what our eyes cannot.

And if that’s not enough, there’s also an exhibition gallery with several posters in the planetarium foyer area, showcasing various aspects of astronomy. Solar system? Check. Milky Way galaxy? Check. Nebulae? Check. Great scientists and inventors? Double check. These displays are informative and add tremendous value to the already stellar planetarium.

So what are you waiting for, fellow travelers? Yashwantrao Chavan Planetarium and Science Centre is open every Saturday and Sunday, so call them up and book your tickets now.

It’s the perfect place for a date or a fun day out with friends and family. Trust me, it’s worth every penny.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

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