Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Objectives/ Purpose of the Public Authority:
The aims and objectives of the Pathani Samanta Planetarium (PSP) will be as follows:
i) To set up and manage Planetarium in disserent parts of Odisha.
ii) To create an awareness and interest about various celestial phenomena.
iii) To impart scientific Knowledge about Astronomy and related science using the most powerful audio- Visual technique.
iv) To arrange Scientific films shows and exhibitions on Astronomy and related Science.
v) To arrange/ Organize Courses, Seminars workshops, Talks in Astronomy, Space and related Science.
vi) To support research in the field of Astronomy and related Science.
Vii) Disseminate information through publication of scientific and popular literature in this field.
Viii) To Co-operate and interact with other organizations/ institutions in India and Abroad having similar objectives.
ix) To Secure and manage funds and endowments for Scientific research Promotion and popularizations of Astronomy and related Science.
x) To secure and manage funds and endowment to further promotion of Astronomy and related science.
xi) To do and perform all other Acts, matters and things that may assist in, be conductive to of be necessary for the fulfillment of the above mentioned objects of the Planetarium.
2. Mission/ Vision Statement of the public Authority:
i) Mission of Pathani Samanta Planetarium is to popularize Astronomy in particular and physics/ Science in general
ii) To exhibit all the celestial events occurring through the years in its premises with the help of telescope and other available equipments.
iii) To prepare various of Planetarium programmes on the basis of new astronomical events taking place in earth far it has prepared twenty Planetarium programmes.
In order to popularize sciience among school students PSP is conducting various types of workshops like telescope making, model rocketry, celestial events
3. Brief history of the public authority and context of its formation.
Pathani Samanta Planetarium has been set up as an organization, registered under the registration of Society Act.under the aegis of Science and Technology Department, Government of Odisha. The Planetarium has been named after the eminent astronomer scientist of yester year Mohamahoppadhyaya Chandrasekhar Singh Samanta Harichandan Mohapatra, popularly known as pathani Samanta of Odisha. The Planetarium has been established at a cost Rs. 2.00 crores, out of which one crore was from the generous donations of the following organizations.
i) Tata Iron & Steel Company(TISCO) - Rs 50 lakhs
ii) Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) - Rs 25 lakhs
iii) IDC Ltd - Rs 25 lakhs
The rest one crore rupees was provided by the Govt. of Odisha.
The Construction work of the planetarium was stated in 1986 and the institution was inaugurated on 8th January 1990. The main objectives of the planetarium are to bring the awc and wonders of the universe to the general public through various activities. It aims at creating awareness on Astronomy, Astrophysics and space science among the common mass and students.
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5. Main Activities/ Functions of the public Authority:
i) Chairman- The Chairman is the Chief of the Pathani samanta Planetarium and will act on behalf of Governing Body of Pathani Samanta Planetarium.
ii) Director- The Chief of the Executive of Pathani Samanta Planetarium and will act on behalf of Chairman.