Anna Science Centre, Tiruchirappalli has been rendering excellent and yeomen service to cater to the needs of younger generation and the general public of the region in the cause of education, taking up the objectives of Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre, eversince it was dedicated to the Nation on June 10, 1999.
The Planetarium, which has been a source of information and inspiration in the region, receives students in groups visiting from Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Perambalur, Dindigul, Karur, Madurai Districts apart from Tiruchirappalli.
At Anna Science Centre – Planetarium, Tiruchirappalli, the Environment Gallery, with the exhibits on the themes Eco System, Bio-geochemical cycles, Biodiversity and Conservation, Pollution and sustainable Energy sources was developed at an estimated cost of Rs. This educational facility was dedicated to the nation on April 22, 2006.
It is located in the Indian city of Tiruchirappalli, on the National Highway 210 between Trichy and Pudukottai adjacent to the Tiruchirapalli Airport. The Nearest Railway Station is Tiruchirappalli Junction located in 5 km. The Planetarium is well connected through City buses.
SHOWS AND FEATURES
The Science Centre hosts frequent sky watch programs where general public can take part to view the celestial objects through telescope for free. Such programs are also conducted during important space events like eclipse. The planetarium has shows in both Tamil and English. Tamil shows will be at 10.30 am, 1.00 pm, 3.30 PM and 4.45 pm. In English shows will be at 11.45 am and 2.15 pm
- An 75-seater planetarium
- An 3D theatre to host 3D films like Shark Island, Magic Show, Roller Coaster etc.
- An environment gallery which exhibits themes related to eco systems, bio-geochemical cycles, bio-diversity and conservation. There is also Vigyan Prasar, an EDUSAT Facility and Try Science – Around the World, a system that has details about the science centres in more than 50 countries.