Nehru Planetarium’s Giant Moon Dome Is A Tribute To The Chandrayaan 2 Mission

Harin - Nov 26, 2019


Nehru Planetarium’s Giant Moon Dome Is A Tribute To The Chandrayaan 2 Mission

To pay a tribute to the mission of ISRO, Mumbai’s popular planetarium has a little surprise which comes in the form of a giant moon.

The Chandrayaan 2 mission was definitely the high and low point for India this year in the country’s journey to conquer unknown frontiers. After all, the mission was still considered a success, become an inspiration for the whole world.

And now, to pay tribute to the mission of ISRO, Mumbai’s popular planetarium has a little surprise.

The Nehru Planetarium is a favorite destination for children who love space. Now, the white dome on top, through the hands of the artists, has been turned into the moon’s surface, as a tribute to the ISRO mission.

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The white dome on top, through the hands of the artists, has been turned into the moon’s surface, as a tribute to the ISRO mission.

The dome is the result of the collaboration between Asian Paints, Sideways and St+art India foundation which is an NGO known for bringing art to public places. St+art is actually the NGP behind the creation of the Churchgate Station’ Mahamat Gandhi Mural and the MTNL building’s Dadasaheb Phalke Mural, and many more projects.

The diameter of the dome at the Nehru Planetarium is 25.6 meters. As a result, this is one of India’s largest moon installations. The southern hemisphere, which is the place where the Vikram Lander supposed to make a landing, has been recreated. To make the dome look just like the real moon surface, the artists have painted it in detail. During night time, when the lights go out, the dome looks extremely accurate.

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During night time, when the lights go out, the dome looks extremely accurate.

For those who want to take a look at the dome, they can visit a special viewing gallery which is free of charge.

The brains who worked on this brilliant work are famous artist Gulammahmad Bukhari who is also known as Sharad from Sharad Art with assistance from Munir Abdulrashul Bukhari and Kadari Alammiya.

Artist Hanif Kureshi, St+art India Foundation’s Creative Director said:

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If you are in Mumbai, come visit this giant moon dome at Nehru Planetarium.

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