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On the 23rd and the 24h of September 2014, the Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, SPACE, and Vigyan Prasar, DST, are organising a fun filled and learning oriented festival at the planetarium titled “Mars in Focus”

The schedule of activities is as given below:

Planetarium shows : Special planetarium show titled Mars in Focus will be screened at the following times : 9:30 AM special show (to be booked by any one school for 250 students) for schools with pre-booking 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM - public show in which small groups of school students can be accommodated. Please enquire at the planetarium (23014504) for details. These shows will continue through the coming months. Shows are available only through prebooking and/or purchasing planetarium tickets, on a first come first served basis.

Live updates from the Mars Orbiter Mission and MAVEN in the dome, following every planetarium show

Mars Quiz With interesting Mars souvenirs to be won as prizes, following every planetarium show.

Live interaction in Hindi : mangal grah ki oar by C.B. Devgun, President, SPACE, at 10:30 AM, on the 23rd of September. You may register at and send 10-15 students from your school, with an accompanying teacher, to attend this discussion containing live updates from ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission.

Mars in the Sky : A sky theater interaction : At 12:30 PM on the 23rd and 24th of September, 2014.

Hydrorocketry Demonstration by SPACE : At 11:15 AM, and 2:30 PM

Matke mein Mangal : Painting Mars features on terracota pots : 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the 23rd and 24th of September 2014. Open through registration - limited to 20 participants.

3D Mars An all day event where visitors can find themselves exploring on the surface of Mars!

There will be other interesting activities on the spot

Please plan for a visit to the planetarium at this time. However, please note that the booking of the planetarium shows will be on a first come first served basis. If you do not get a booking during this period, please note that the planetarium show Mars in Focus and 3D Mars (but, not the other live activities) will remain available in the weeks ahead.

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