Birla Planetarium, a wing of the B.M. Birla Science Centre at Hyderabad, is a large planetarium near the Government of India tourist office providing a virtual tour of the stars and the solar system. It is located near the tourist attraction Birla Mandir at the center of the city, on the small hill known as Naubat Pahad. It was inaugurated by the late Mr. N.T. Rama Rao, on 8 September 1985. This planetarium displays and demonstrates the advances in science and technology.
The planetarium holds sky shows every day at different times in different languages. The show covers the various aspects of the Cosmos, Space, Solar System, galaxies, comets, eclipses, the Hubble Space Telescope and mysterious UFOs. Visitors are transported into a new world, as they watch a large dome of an open sky, full of shining stars looking down upon them. With excellent sound effects added upon them gives a feel of being in outer space. The show lasts about 35 minutes.