Srila Prabhupada desired to establish in Mayapur a planetarium that depicted the universe as described in the Vedic scriptures. Particularly, he directed that the planetarium be based on the
descriptions given in the Srimad Bhagavatam and other Puranas, as well as
the Brahma Samhita.
Srila Prabhupada also spoke on several occasions how he wanted the Vedic Planetarium to show the movements of the planets according to the Srimad Bhagavatam. In this regard, he gave the example of a chandelier, and how all the planets may be considered as moving within a chandelier that is itself moving. The TOVP Cosmology Research Group is currently developing such a model based upon Srila Prabhupada’s instructions, and the statements of the authorit-
ative scriptures, that will explain various universal phenomena such as passing of seasons, eclipses of the moon etc.