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Pathani Samanta Planetarium is in Bhubaneswar.

It is a nice place for students and for elders who have interest in astronomy.

The planetarium is name after an illustrious scholar in the field of Astronomy in the name of Mahamahopadhyaya Chandrasekhar Simha Harichandan Mohapatra Samanta lived in 19th century.

The Planetarium inbuilt over 5 acres patch of land and situated near Acharya Vihar Square, Bhubaneswar.

It has a 12 diameter dome and an auditorium with a seating capacity for 178 persons.

It runs 6 days per week where Monday is a holiday and conducts 4 shows – English, Odia and Hindi.

Special shows are held from 11.30 AM to 1.30 PM on prior request to Planetarium Authority. Each show’s duration is approximately of 30 to 40 minutes. Other than the regular shows, the Planetarium also conducts “Safe Sky Watch” Program during Solar and Lunar Eclipse and on the days of rare astronomical events.

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Parking Difficulty : Mild
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 1-2 Hours
Open Timings : 1.00 PM to 6.00 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 : Bhubaneswar Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH316 and 16
Nearest Landmark : Near Acharya Bihar Bus Stop

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