Wright brothers aeroplane
A full scale replica of the 1903 Wright Brothers’ Aero plane, Wright Flyer-1 was unveiled to the public on 16th December 2003 in commemoration of the centenary of man’s first flight.
This authentic reconstruction of the Flyer-1 was a joint venture between the National Aerospace Laboratories and Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bangalore and was completely fabricated at the museum by its own exhibit team. The full scale replica of Flyer-1 was fabricated based on the drawings prepared by the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, where the original Flyer-1 is preserved.
Science on a Sphere
It is a large visualization system that uses multimedia projections to display animated data onto the exterior of a sphere converting it into an immersive animated globe that shows dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet. It adds as another education and outreach tool of this museum. Combined with narration and supporting material it is an innovative and powerful teaching tool to enhance informal education on earth, climate change etc. and transform the public perception to effectively implement conservation measures of the earth. The duration of each show varies between 15 to 20 minutes depending on the theme. Presently 4 shows have been designed on Solar System, Atmospheric Pollution and climatology, Tsunami, Earth – A Blue Marble.
II generation Computer
IBM 1401 DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM
IBM 1401 is a second-generation mainframe computer system based on transistor technology. It appeared in the market in 1959. Input was by punched card. Output was in printout for
ms. It had up to 16K of magnetic core memory and up to six tape drives for mass storage. They were mainly used in business data processing application. The basic IBM 1401 System had the following units.
- IBM 1401 Central Processing Unit
- IBM 1402 Card Reader
- IBM 1403 Printer
- IBM 7330 Tape drive unit
- IBM Card Punch Unit
3D showThe advanced optics of the Digital Theatre which screens movies in 3D is a riveting experience, this is a major crowd puller in the ‘Fun Science’ gallery.
In the demonstration enclave ‘spark theatre’ witness spectacular demonstrations on high voltages. Experiments with electric charges of millions of volts in Van de Graaff generator provide unforgettable experience.
Rocket Launching Station
Satish Dhawan Space Centre:
The Spaceport of India
Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (Sriharikota High Altitude Range) popularly known as "Spaceport of India", is located at Sriharikota, a spindle shaped island off the Bay of Bengal coast in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the rocket launching centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Sriharikota is a good location for launching rockets as it is closer to the equator and also lies on the east coast. Since the Earth's rotational velocity is maximum at the equator, the rocket gains an additional velocity of 0.4 km/s which aids in the launch of rockets.
Be an Astronaut
International Space Station
International Space Station orbits around the Earth and is a home to astronauts. It was jointly built by United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada to perform experiments on living and working conditions in space. The 360 tonne space station orbits at about 400 kilometres above the Earth. The station is visible to naked eye from earth as a spot of light moving in sky. It orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes and astronauts living in space station experience 16 sunsets and sun rises every day.
Virtual Reality Games
Want to play volley ball with a robot? The gallery also welcomes the visitors to the amazing world of virtual reality. A fascinating exhibit on virtual games invites the visitors to play volleyball with a robot.Experience the power of software in a virtual environment.