First 3D planetarium to be opened in Mangaluru in Jan

First 3D planetarium to be opened in Mangaluru in Jan

Bengaluru: Bengaluru India  Nano  2017, the 9th  edition of India's flagship  Nano-science and Nanotechnology event, kicked-off to a flying start with overwhelming participation of policy makers from the state and the Centre and academia.

Karnataka Minister for Planning, Statistics and Science and  Technology  
M R Seetharam said  Bengaluru is gaining strong foothold in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which is considered as the next big technological revolution.

"To create awareness about astronomical concepts and to help students to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we are establishing first 3D planetarium with state-of-the-art projection systems in Mangaluru at an estimated cost of Rs 35.69 crore," he said.

Five more to come up

The planetarium will be open to the public in January 2018.

"The government is planning  to establish five more mini planetariums; one each in Dharwad, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Madikeri and Gadag," M R Seetharam said.

Award presented

Prof Ashok K Ganguli, Institute of  Nano  Science and Technology at Mohali in Punjab was awarded the  Prof C N R Rao Bangalore INDIA  NANO  Science 2017  Award  with a cash prize of Rs one lakh by C N R Rao Foundation. The award was presented by Prof C N R Rao at the event.

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