Bangkok Planetarium to be temporarily closed from May 2

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BANGKOK, 29 April 2015 – The National Center for Education is going to close its planetarium for a major facelift.

According to the center chief, the planetarium will be under renovation beginning on May 2, as a number of equipment has to be replaced and more modern tools need to be installed. The temporary closure is to ensure safety for visitors and staff. Exhibition and edutainment sections will remain open, however.

Once the renovation has been completed, the National Center for Education will inform the public of its planetarium’s reopening date as soon as possible. Those interested in touring the center or seeking an update on the planetarium as well as other activities may call 0-2392-1773 and 0-2392 0508 or log on to www.sciplanet.org.

Run by the Department of Non-Formal Education, under the Ministry of Education, Bangkok Planetarium is the oldest planetarium in Thailand.