Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, the Spaceport of India, is responsible for providing Launch Base Infrastructure for the Indian Space Programme. It has two launch pads from where the rocket launching operations of PSLV and GSLV are carried out. This state of the art facility is maintained by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and is the main base for India’s space flight programs. The space station is open to visitors but the facility tour is limited to assembly buildings, launch pads, launch pedestals, mission control and launch control centers (MCC and LCC) and the space museum. This is worth the visit to admire and appreciate the efforts made by India in the space research.
Regional Science Centre, Tirupati
Regional Science Centre, Tirupati (RSCT), situated at the foothills of Tirumala, on Alipiri-Zoo Park Road, is an activity oriented non formal science education destination for all cross-sections of people.The centre has 6 permanent exhibition galleries: ‘Fun Science’, ‘Popular Science’, ‘Our Universe’, ‘Our Senses’, ‘Illusion’ and ‘Emerging Technology’. The outdoor science park of RSCT with lush green lawns, sprawling over an area of 5 acres, houses a number of participatory exhibits, Prehistoric life park, Herbal garden & animal corner. The centre offers experience based science learning in a serene atmosphere. The 3D Theatre, Science Shows and Taramandal at the centre are some more major attractions of RSCT especially for the students. The centre also organizes many education extension programmes throughout the year focused to all ages.Regional Science Centre, Tirupati, is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and is directly under the administrative control of Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. RSCT was dedicated to the nation on September 23, 1993 by the then Hon’ble President of India, Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma.