Mangalore: World-class 3D Planetarium in City Soon - Yogish Bhat
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Jul 7: "The state cabinet has cleared the proposal of setting up a 3D planetarium in the city," said deputy speaker of legislative assembly Yogish Bhat here on Friday July 6.
The 3D planetarium will be similar to planetariums in Hong Kong and Macau, with a dome measuring 18 metres in diameter.
The planetarium will be set up at Regional Science Centre in Pilikula Nisargadhama, Moodushedde village at a cost of Rs 24 crore. The work on the project will begin soon, he said.
"The project will be the first of its kind in India and will attract students and tourists. It will assist astronomers and scientists during occurance of celestial events likeeclipse, comets and so on," said Yogish Bhat.
The planetarium will be named after Swami Vivekananda to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary.
A sum of Rs 11 crore was sanctioned for this project by B S Yeddyurappa. It is leant that DV Sadananda Gowda has sanctioned an extra sum of Rs 13.5 crore which will be spent on upgrading technology. It was Yogish Bhat who took forward this project with the support of M N Vidyashankar, principal secretary of information technology.