This institution is a hub of amateur astronomy activities through its astronomy club. The center is spread over a five and half acre land with science galleries and a Zeiss planetarium. A new astronomy gallery will be inaugurated in the year 2009. Nearly 4.5 lakhs visitors come to this center annually. These includes students, teachers, researchers and general public . The club is open to astronomy enthusiasts. Observation programmes, astro workshops, meteor observation camps, transit, occultation and eclipse observation are some of its activities. Astro photography is one of the major activities.