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A. Goa Science Centre located on Marine Highway, Miramar is a unit of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) functioning under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, GoI and developed with the support of DST&WM, Goa.

Goa Science Center is an excellent Science Education facility perceived and developed to inculcate scientific temper among students in particular and people in general. The center houses modern indoor interactive exhibits consisting various galleries depicting scientific principles and phenomena in biology/physics/chemistry/earth sciences/oceanography/fun science, etc. It also houses outdoor science park for children, renewable energy systems, mobile science exhibition and computer room. State-of-the-art 3-D theater is the attraction of the student community here. The Centre also conducts various activities such as workshops, science quiz contests, science fairs, National Science Day, World Environment Day, science film festival, science drama competitions, and training programmes for teachers and housewives.

Virtual Reality Corner is the latest addition wherein latest Information Technology exhibits are placed in Fun Science Gallery. So also Large Size Models of Prehistoric Animals such as Dinosaurs have also been installed in the Science Park.

The visiting hours for the center is from 10.30 am. To 6.00 pm on all days except Holi and Diwali. The Entry fee is Rs. 10/ per head for general visitors and a concessional entry fee of Rs.5/- per student in organized ‘school/college’ groups.

For more details, please contact:

The Project Director,
Goa Science Centre
Marine Highway,Miramar,
Panaji, Goa – 403 001.
Ph.No. (0832) 2463426

B. Amateurs’ Astronomical Observatories at Panaji (Junta House), Margao (Electricity House) and Ponda ( Goa Vidya Prasarak Mandal (GVM), Ponda). 

The Amateurs’ Astronomical Observatory at Panaji (Junta House) is managed through the NGO, Association of Friends of Astronomy (AFA). The entry is free and the viewing timings are 19.00 Hrs.. to 21.00 Hrs. on weekdays during the months of November to May. Regular lectures, seminars and outreach programmes are organized by the observatory. 

For more details, please contact:

Shri. Percival Noronha,
E-426, Fontainhas,
Panjim, Goa – 403 001.
Tel: (0832) 2225726

The Amateurs’ Astronomical Observatory at Goa Vidya Prasarak Mandal (GVM), Ponda, is established on 18th December, 2004 with state-of-the-art equipments. The Observatory has excellent supporting infrastructure such as an air conditioned seminar room called ‘Antaral’, housing a library of books on Astronomy, other audio visual aids including Computer, CCD camera, eyepieces, different kind of filters and turbo films. Latest addition to this is the installation of Astronomical Dome for Star Gazing. Viewing timings are from 19.00 to 20.00 on three days in a week (MON-WED_FRI).

For more details, please contact:

Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal’s (GVMs) Science Center,
Farmagudi, Ponda.
Ph.No.(0832) 2318258/2318498/2313484

The Amateurs’ Astronomical Observatory at Vidyut Bhavan (Power House), Aquem, Margao established on 14th November, 2004 and is managed through the Margao Chapter of the Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) The entry is free and it is open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 19.00 to 21.00 hours during the months of Novermber to May. Astronomical models are displayed at the Observatory and night sky observation programmes are conducted throughout Goa during fair season. 

For more details, please contact:

Shri. Atul Naik
President, AFA (Margao Chapter),
2nd Floor, Naik Building,
Cloth Market, P.O. Box 9,
Margao – Goa – 403 601.
Ph: (0832) 2702431, 2750581,


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