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BITM introduces "Fascinating Physics" gallery

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Kolkata, May 2 (UNI) Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) will soon introduce a unique ''Television Gallery'' depicting chronological upgradation of India's leading scientific museum.

BITM, preparing itself to celebrate the golden jubilee year in 2009 in a grand fashion, had also decided to redesign a number of existing galleries besides upgrading a few others during the intervening period.

Speaking to newsmen here today during inauguration of a new gallery at the museum called ''Fascinating Physics'', BITM Director Jayanta Sthanapati said built at a cost of Rs three million this was the lone physics gallery in India working in the chain of science museums under the National Council of Science Museums.

Inaugurated by Prof Bikash Sinha, Director, Variable Energy Cycloron Centre and Saha Instiute of Nuclear Physics, the gallery has covered both classical physics and the contribution of modern physics through three-dimensional interactive exhibits and informative panels.

Of the 66 interactive items on display in the new gallery, 28 have been selected from classical physics and 38 from modern physics with special emphasis on gravitation, electromagnetism, the quantum hypothesis and the theory of relativity.

Meanwhile, BITM, which had recently added a 3-D vision theatre, had also planned to have various other inter-active exhibits on science in all its present eight satellite units in Patna, Bhubaneswar, Purulia, Burdwan, Digha, Siliguri, Dhenkanal and Paradip, Dr Sthanapati informed.

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