Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow to Bridge the Distance between Me and the Celestial Bodies

Who is not intrigued by all things from outer space? I am especially a fan of the achievements of man in understanding the other planets and the galaxies of stars. While in Lucknow, I had not realized that I will finally have the fortune to visit the state of the art Planetarium built recently in the city called as the Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow. As my car took me to the premise, I had envisioned a standard museum type building, which would fail to stroke my imagination but the moment I laid my eyes on the Planetarium, I was in for a surprise. The Planetarium building is in the shape of the planet Saturn! How befitting it is. It must have taken a lot of time to finish the unique construction, I mulled. My thoughts were confirmed when I noticed the boards furnishing information about the Planetarium.

Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow

Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow | Image Resource :


Indeed, it took long to finish the construction for the foundation stone was laid in 1988 by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Late Veer Bahadur Singh and the building was inaugurated  much later in the year 2003 by the then Chief Minister of UP, Shri Mayavati. True to what it is made to look like, there are five rings resembling just the kinds of rings Saturn has which rests on a solid platform for support. It also gives the visitors an idea of the crater formations just as it has in outer space. Surrounded by fountains and beautiful landscaping, the place cut an attractive picture. I was eager to catch my show and took the ticket and waited for the show to begin to enthrall me about the mysteries of the outer space. Just as the Museum had intended to, the place very well succeeds in educating the children about the different aspects of astronomy and popularizes science and astronomy.

There are notifications in the information board for the clubs that are functional in the Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow. It keeps the curious and restless minds busy for sure. Next up was the Kukrail Reserve Forest Lucknow for me and somehow the spirit of children instilled in me too and I was excited beyond words just like them.

Projector Machine in Indira Gandhi Planetarium

Projector Machine in Indira Gandhi Planetarium | Image Resource :

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