Raman Science Center and Planetarium : Nagpur CityGossip
RAMAN SCIENCE CENTRE, NAGPUR
It is an exciting world on the bank of Gandhi Sagar. Here Science is no more a subject but an experience. Here science is a thing to play with & learn. Here one is free to spend a whole day in play with hands-on exhibits-press lever, turn wheels, roll balls, pull strings, press the buttons, look through the peepholes to make science work & enjoy. One can discover that, here concept of science is different: It is sheer fun.
Science Centre is open on all days except Holy & Diwali
Timings: 11.30 AM to 7.00 PM (March to October)
& 10.30 AM to 6.00 PM (November to February)
Planetarium: Daily 4 shows
3-D Shows : Daily 4 Shows
Pre-historic Animal Park ( Light & Sound Show) : Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday after sunset.
Planetarium & 3-D Shows are also specially arranged for organised school group having more than 100 students
Information & Communication Technology:
This gallery will take you to the wonderful journey of Information and Communication Technology starting from cave paintings to the modern world of Internet. As you walk through the gallery you will come across the exhibits like Digital Corridor, Virtual Reality, Global Positioning System etc. This Gallery uses various intelligent systems such as mobile handsets, computers, internet, communication satellites, optical fibers, laser gadgets and other image processing gadgets such as a Computer Tomography machine etc. as a mode of edutainment. This Gallery is a just a glimpse of how information communication technologies have shrunk our world to a global village.
Throughout the history, people have imagined and then created new things to make their lives better, easier, and more enjoyable. From the wheel to penicillin to computer, inventions continue to change the way we live. Inventions changed the world. These are need driven and some times accidental. They create a domino effect spawning other essential inventions in their wake.
The gallery on Invention is an effort to bring these inventions live & understandable to common man in general & students in particular. The exhibition on invention having a wide range of exhibits explaining the fundamental scientific principles involved in inventing in a vivid and easily understandable manner using presentation techniques like interactive exhibits & display panels.
The exhibition comprises of exhibits on various aspects of fundamental science like what is a matter made of? How radio works? How steam engine works? How sound is recorded? Etc.
An exhibition that provides hands on experience for exploring the scientific principles. Some of the attractive exhibits are Floor piano, Virtual Book, Visible effect of Invisible, Coriolis Force, Is It a Drop or Flow of water, Plasma Globe, Giant Soap Bubble, Spiral Musical Tubes, Reading in Dot Matrix Way, Mirror Maze, Dropping coins, Diamond is for ever, Positive shadow, See Your Back, Resonance etc.
A large Science Park, sprawling over 6 acres of lush green beautiful landscape provides the visitors with an opportunity to relax in colourful surroundings, away from the hustle & bustle of the city life and allows the children to play with an array of outdoor exhibits on physical science. Pet animal cages, aviaries and Medicinal Plant Garden also enrich the environment. It is a lifetime experience of learning while playing in an open yard.
Pre-historic Animal Park:
This is a 3 dimensional multimedia exposition that enthralls the visitors by taking back to pre-historic era in which different species of animals lived in the sea as well as on the land about 500 to 10,000 million years ago. During day time it is open for students but in the evening a light & sound show is also organized. It is built over an area of 2 acres and first of its kind in the central India.
3-D Science Show :
With this unique facility one can experience viewing of 3-D films using a stereo projection system and specially aligned polarized spectacles with 5.1 Dolby Digital sound system . The fang of snake, stone pelted by monkeys on the screen will almost tickle your nose or water bubbles leaping from the screen will make you jump off the chair. Whatever be the scene on the screen you are sure to get excited.
The Science of astronomy emerged as a result of intense study of sky by man kind. With the progress of civilization newer and better than ever instruments were developed for astronomical observations which intensified star gazing and widened human knowledge on celestial bodies.
Planetarium as an instrument which educated the man about the objects of the sky, their nature and their relative movement by simulating the night sky of a particular place at a particular date & time of the year. In the planetarium the night sky is projected from a highly sophisticated and intricately complex instrument from the centre of hemispherical dome under which the visitors sit surrounding the projector.
This gives the visitors the feeling of being a part of a place the sky of which has been simulated over their eyes. One can identify some well known stars and constellations like Pole Star, Great Bear, Sirius, Orion etc. Different programmes are launched from time to time to give more and more information about the mystic sky.
V-Sat Terminal: Through this network students can participate in online programmes organised by Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi each Tuesday and other pre defined programmes.
Library: Modest library having reference books pertaining to Papular Science.
Auditorium:150 capacity AC. auditorium
Mobile Science Exhibition:
The unit travels extensively in rural areas to hold Science Exhibition.
Science Demonstration Lecture:
Lectures are arranged on demand for the organised group .
Sky Observation Programme:
Every THURSDAY & SATURDAY visitors can observe the planets, Stars & other deep sky objects with the help of telescope after sunset. (Subject to clear sky).