The National Planetarium ( Malay : Planetarium Negara) is the national planetarium of Malaysia . It is a blue-domed structure that is situated on top of a hill in the Lake Gardens at Jalan Perdana , Kuala Lumpur . One of the major attractions of this planetarium includes a space theatre which screens space shows and large format film. In the main hall are permanent exhibits related to space science. Among them is Arianne IV space engine, which is also one of the engines used to launch MEASAT 1 , Malaysia’s first satellite into space. A 14-inch (360 mm) telescope is located in the observatory.
The National Planetarium extends to a space theme park where replicas of ancient observatories are sited. It is connected by an overhead pedestrian bridge to the National Museum of Malaysia. National Planetarium also have some collaboration with outside organization in the success of several programs like outreach program for kids (Kem Angkasa Cilik) and NameExoWorlds program, which organized by Apadilangit. Malaysian school children will get to use their imagination to name a star and an exoplanet as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
The contest is organised by the planetarium in partnership with non-governmental organisation, ApaDilangit. It was reported that many countries are already organising national campaigns to get members of the public to contribute ideas and vote for names to submit for the IAU100 NameExoWorlds project.