Pilikula International Full-Dome Film Festival and Planetarium Conference

Convergence of Planetarium Enthusiasts


Welcome to Pilikula, Mangaluru !!!

Mangaluru, lying below Western Ghats and near the Arabian Sea along Coastal Karnataka, is well known as an educational hub of the country with cent percent literacy. The city is well connected to major parts of the country by air, rail and road. It is a land of temples and rivers and is becoming popular as a tourist center. A large number of tourists throng this coastal area to visit the famous temples and to witness the beauty of the majestic Arabian Sea with vast sandy and spectacular rocky beaches. It is a city of multi-culture and languages.

Conference and Full Dome Festival

Planetarium technology is showing accelerated exponential growth in revolutionizing educational outreach. Its future trends will no doubt redefine, reshape and transform the way Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is brought to the general public in the coming years.

Swami Vivekananda Planetarium at Pilikula is organizing the First Pilikula International Full-Dome Film Festival and Planetarium Conference, which will be held during November 6 to 8, 2019 at Pilikula. This flagship event is organized by the Pilikula Regional Science Centre Society and Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS), Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka in association with M/s. infovision, Mumbai and Evans & Sutherland, USA.

Pilikula Hybrid Planetarium

The Pilikula Planetarium, established in March 2018, has an 18 m nano-seam dome with 15o inclination having a hybrid projection system consisting of Opto-Mechanical System and Active 3D 8K

Why to attend ?

An Astronomical Laboratory – creating an interesting and stimulating learning environment among students and general public for understanding astronomy and related areas such as space science,


  • Dr. Mark Subba Rao
    Director, Adler Planetarium, USA,

  • Dr. P. Sreekumar
    Space Science Officer, ISRO

  • Mr. Abhijith B. Shetye
    Managing Director, Infovision

  • Mr.V. S. Ramachandran
    Director, BITM, Kolkatta

  • Mr. Scott A Niskach
    Director for International Sale, E&S, USA

  • Dr. N. Ratnashree
    Director, Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi

  • Mr. Pranav Sharma
    Curator & Scientific Officer,
    Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad

  • Mr. Vinayak Upasani
    President, Astral Animation, Technologies, Ireland

  • Dr. Alexander
    Ohira Tech, Japan

  • Mr. Pramod Galagali
    Director, JNP

  • Dr. S. Soundarajaperumal
    Executive Director, TNSTC, Chennai

  • Mr. Robin Sip
    President, Mirage3D, Holland

  • Dr. Ravi Kiron
    Director, Nehru Planetarium, Allahabad

  • Ms. Bhamini Mahida
    Chief Curator, Surat Science Centre

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