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Address: JL Nehru Marg City Centre | managobinda u.p.school kantabania mangalpur jajpur, Bhubaneswar 755013, India
Phone Number: +91 674 258 1613

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This place is recommended only for children

Its the only planetarium in odisha i guess, not sure. great disappointed that its one of a kind place but not at its best. The shows are boring. No recent discoveries... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manmath M
Sambalpur, India
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Sambalpur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its the only planetarium in odisha i guess, not sure. great disappointed that its one of a kind place but not at its best. The shows are boring. No recent discoveries, informations updated about space or galaxy. I went when i was a kid and went again in last few months ago i cant believe that its the same storyline... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Today many of us don't know who is Pathani Samanta. Let me tell you- He is a great Indian astrologer who measured the distance from earth with a bamboo pipe and many other traditional instruments made by him. This Planetarium situated in Acharyavihar is the place where you can review all his achievements. Also you can see many astrological things.... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Best place for kids, but not For adults. The show is good, but not enough interesting. My friend fall asleep, at that time. But my nephew enjoys a lot.. overall comment is Very good place..

1 Thank Suhana_shirgrill
Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Easily accessible and preferably go with kids which makes them learn many thing about our solar system.Presentation seems to be little boring for adult and needs to be improvise in presentation.It's one of the planetarium among six planetarium of India.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I went to this place with a couple of friends with huge expectations and I was badly disappointed. The show was quite boring. One of my friends fell asleep during the show and the other plugged in his earphones to listen to the music. I am a guy interested in astronomy and this place did nothing to fuel my interests.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

India has more than 4 planetariums. Mumbai's Nehru planetarium is India's best planetarium. Goa, Jaipur and Kolkata are other places where you can find rest of the Planetarium. Bhubaneswar's planetarium is in a good condition, but the shows are so boring that it made me sleep. The information and presentation is so boring that you will fall asleep. First 10... More 

Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice place to visit.You can watch many things here .You can go with your child,and give him/her a brief explanation about the planet,how our moving round sun and many more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I remember school trips to the planetarium when I was a kid. Over the years, the place has lost is charm with the residents. they have not updated themselves and people get to learn more about the universe online than in a planetarium. They hold some 3D shows and those are popular for the locas.

Thank Makyubex
Rajkot, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The planetarium is conveniently located by public transport on the Acharya vihar cross roads. Check the timings. They have shows in Hindi and English only in the afternoons. English show is at 1600 hours.

2 Thank ParthUdayShah
Ndola, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Excellent & Worth Place to Visit this Pathani Samanta Planetarium,JL Nehru Marg City Centre | Bhubaneswar,Odisha,India.Very well scientifically maintained planetarium.Feel like you are in space in between various planets during the show.Well located & well connected known place in the city bhubaneswar near close to science park as well....

Thank Santosh Kumar D

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