Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre Details
On 10 Feb 2020, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the newly constructed Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar town in the presence of the Minister for Science and Technology Keshab Mahanta, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary.
Confused what a planetarium is? Do check out the details here.
On the same day, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister Keshab Mahanta attended the Bodoland Day Celebration at BTC Secretariat Field, Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar.
Note: Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre foundation stone was laid by the former chief minister Tarun Gogoi on 17 Feb 2011. Exactly after 9 years and 24 days, it was inaugurated. Oops, such a long wait.
Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre Photos/Images
Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre Address
Dimalgaon, Kokrajhar, Assam, 783360
Landmark - Near Motor Transport Officer or Social Welfare Head office.
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At the beginning of the free shows, they have three-timing. Since this free show has stopped, the timing will change soon. We'll share here once we get an updated timetable.
As you can see from an image that they are showing in three languages, and they are English, Hindi, Assamese.
The main question here is, why is Bodo language not included in the Kokrajhar Planetarium show? Bodo people are in the majority in the four districts of the BTC government. Many people have studied (studying) in the Bodo medium, and it'll be not very easy for a few of them to understand the other language.
After the initial few days from the inauguration, they stopped the free shows, precisely on 22 Feb 2020, when I visited the planetarium, I saw this message posted on the gate.
Free Show has ended. Planetarium Show and Gallery Exhibition will be ready for public viewing with tickets (Rs. 30/-) very soon. Please visit the Facebook page "Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre" for further updates.
Actually, on our 22 Feb visit, the Planetarium was closed, and the guard updated us that they are waiting for the ticket pricing order confirmation from the BTC government till then the Planetarium is temporarily closed.
I need to re-visit or confirm from friends nearby whether they have started the Planetarium show again. If not, they need to re-start the show ASAP.
The BTC government will run the Kokrajhar Planetarium. The Department of Science and Technology and Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) will provide training to the staff for smooth functioning.
How many of you have already experienced the Pshow in the Kokrajhar Planetarium and Science Centre? How was it? Please share your experience.