Located within the premises of Teen Murti House on Teen Murti Road, Nehru Planetarium was established on 6th February 1984 with the aim to promote space education and astronomy among the common people especially the youth of the region. The planetarium has a good sky theatre with the capacity of seating 270 viewers at a time for screening taped and live public shows on various cosmic topics like informing about the cosmic heritage, the solar system or history of a particular star.
Just at the entrance lies the exhibit area of the planetarium displaying interesting interactive models and pictures. The pièce de résistance of the planetarium is the space module of Soyuz T-10 that carried India’s first cosmonaut, Rakesh Sharma to space along with his space suit and mission journal. From time to time, the planetarium also displays event-based photo exhibitions here.
On request, the planetarium organizes curriculum-based shows and interactive question-answer session for school and college students. It also comes out with an astronomy magazine Krittika to provide information on different astronomical concepts. There is also a souvenir shop from where visitors can get informative compact discs.