Chief minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the Science on a Sphere (SoS) facility at Shrikrishna Science Centre near Gandhi Maidan on last Monday.
A small show was organized for the audience present at the launch to brief them about all the planets in the solar system. Centre’s curator Ram Swaroop gave a presentation with the help of projectors to outline various environmental changes due to pollution.
The CM stressed on the need for creating awareness about the environment. “We have increased the green cover in the state from 9% to 15% and the government aims at making it to 17%,” Nitish said. He warned people against wasting drinking water.
The Patna facility has 75 seats. “The hardware and Linux-based software has been imported from Germany. As of now, Patna science centre has 1100 datasets (catalogues). We can also download real-time data of different occurrences like tectonic plate movements during an earthquake around the globe. We can download these images within 4-5 hours through satellites of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) as well as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) orbiting the earth,” curator Ram Swaroop said.