September 03, 2010
I used to enjoy the shows - Cosmos by Carl Sagan and Star Trek back in my childhood. My first planetarium visit had been to the one in Calcutta with my father. I still recall the wonder and awe it evoked.
Anush has been to the one in Chennai where she had been a bit intimidated initially and then enjoyed it. I took her to the Bangalore Planetarium yesterday.
We got to see the Wonderworld of Stars show ( English at 4.30pm)
While the show was informative and the voice over was clear and crisp, I think it would be nice to have shows more specific to younger kids and this one is apt for 8 plus onwards.
I was wondering- the sanctity of science is important , how about livening it up with a song such as Yeh tara woh tara har tara or some game ....
Also if there was more touch -feel -do kind of activity it will engage curious kids and let them participate. Maybe they do have them but I did not find any.
Anush is hooked on to the book we got on the Stars and Solar System. Though some it would be too much for her age, I indulge her enthusiasm and read her a couple of pages at a time.
The campus is green and lovely- they also have these HUGE conifers which seem to be barely managing to stay up
Friendly staff complete the package.
Like chox said, it is rather cold in there. I find this to be the case at most planetariums- the aircon is possibly set assuming full capacity in terms of audience??
For those of you who are interested there is Science in Action exhibition this weekend