Planetarium's show on Mars

Planetarium's show on Mars

The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has come out with a new show titled ‘Mars-the Red Planet’. 

From May 1, the show will be screened every Monday and every second Tuesday at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 pm. 

The 40-minute programme is a fully digital show presented in fulldome format. It also throws light on space missions to gather more details of martian surface. Replete with animations, high-definition video footage and graphics, the digital show also speaks of various attempts made to explore Mars as a lively planet. 

Inaugurating the show, Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory Governing Council Chairperson Prof U R Rao said the human habitation is possible on Mars if suitable environment was created. 

“About 300 crore years ago, meteors fell from Mars in a small village in Bihar. And it is only after these many years that we are exploring new possibilities on the neighbouring planet. The experiments are still at the basic level but we will continue to explore,” Rao said.  

Planetarium director Dr B S Shylaja, said: “We are trying to create awareness about Mars and its possibilities. It is a relevant planet for social as well as scientific reasons and it interests everyone.” 

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