From infancy to adulthood celestial objects like moon, stars, planets in fact the entire galaxy fascinates us. The city planetarium is named after famous Odia astronomer Mahamahopadhyaya Chandrasekhar Singh Harichandan Mohapatra Samanta popularly known as Pathani Samanta. He was known as the naked eye astronomer and his book Siddhanta Darpana finds a special mention in the American and European press of 1899.
The planetarium was built by the Science and Technology Department of Odisha Government in 1990, was initially using opto-mechanical system and since May 2012, have started using a fully digital platform to run its shows.
More than 1.5 lakh visitors visit Pathani Samanta Planetarium every year.
Odia 2PM & 5PM
Closed on Mondays