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Planetarium hopes TIM revitalization brings back stellar shows

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, July 17, 2019   /  11:58 am
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A projection show showcases the constellations on the Jakarta Planetarium's ceiling. The planetarium's management is forced to reduce the show from seven to two daily because of a lack of spare parts and maintenance to its projection equipment.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Mega Paramitha, 24, longed to see the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory on Jl. Cikini Raya in Central Jakarta and was finally able to visit in June. She admits to having always wanted to visit the planetarium and was finally able to achieve her wish despite living in Bogor. The planetarium offers a variety of displays related to space and features a projection show that explores the solar system. “It’s as if you were on a rocket and you could see the Earth without pollution while the planets and stars were all explained to us,” Mega said recently. However, Mega was concerned over the lack of care she saw at some attractions, such as the dusty telescopes and space suits displayed in glass cases. “It looked like it wasn’t really cared for, so the best part of the experience was the projection show,” said Mega. The planetariu...