The Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium is named after the brave daughter of Haryana and astronaut, Dr. Kalpana Chawla. It is located near Jyotisar on Pehowa Road. The planetarium has been developed for imparting non-formal education in astronomy. The planetarium was established on 24th July 2007 by Haryana State Council for Science and Technology. The planetarium has exhibits placed both inside and outside of the building. The place is developed and arranged in such a way that it helps people and particularly students learn amazing aspects of science and acquire a vivid range of information about the universe. The main attractions of the planetarium are the astronomy shows, exhibit gallery and the astro-park.
This is a unique Centre that combines science with religion. The main attraction of the Centre is a life-like panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra that showcases the Mahabharata battle with scientific explanations justifying every episode in the battle. The magnificent two-storied building of the Centre has cylindrical walls. The Centre has an interesting exhibition called 'India: A Heritage in Science, Technology and Culture', consisting of working and interactive exhibits on ancient Indian concepts of properties of matter, structure of atom, geometry, arithmetical rules, astronomy, medicine and surgery.
The museum unravels the mystique of the cult of Lord Krishna. It endeavors to present the multifaceted personality of Krishna as narrated in the episodes of Mahabharata and the 'Bhagvata Purana'. The museum has six galleries, three each in two blocks. On display are stone sculptures, bronze castings, leaf etchings, miniature paintings, clay pottery and terracotta artifacts. An extension of this museum is the Multimedia Mahabharata and Gita Gallery set up by Haryana Tourism in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Thanesar, just adjacent to Kurukshetra, is a place of importance from an archaeological point of view. An archaeological site museum, the first-of-its-kind in Haryana, has been set up here to enlighten people about the history of Thanesar, which was revealed by archaeological excavations carried out here by the Archaeological Survey of India. Many interesting things unearthed from the mound, such as stones and terracotta sculptures, coins, ornaments, ritualistic objects, etc. are exhibited at the museum.
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