Astronomical Events

A Partial Lunar Eclipse is occurring on the night of August 7, 2017.

The eclipse begins at 22:52 pm reaches maximum at 23:50 and starts receding. The eclipse will be over at 00:48. This eclipse can be seen with naked eye. However, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (JNP) is making arrangements to view the eclipse through telescopes. Viewing of eclipse will be possible, only if the sky is clear. Interested public are requested to check sky conditions and then come to JNP for viewing through the telescopes.

On 9th January 2017, the bright star Rohini will be covered by the Moon for about half an hour from 6.30 pm to 7 pm. People may enjoy the sight with telescopes or even with naked eye. Viewing with telescopes will be arranged from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Entry is Free.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is making arrangement to show the Super Moon on 14th November 2016.

Downloadable posters on Transit of Mercury occurring on 9th May 2016.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, is making arrangements for the public to view safely through the telescopes, the event Transit of Mercury occurring on 9th May 2016 from 4.30 pm till Sunset. Entry is free.

Sky Watch program for public is arranged at the planetarium on 6th February from 4.30 am till sunrise. Entry is Free.

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A special Sky Watch programme for public held on 7 th January 2016 from 4.30 am till Sunrise


Arrangements are made for the public to view comets, Solar eclipses and planetary transits. Portable telescopes are arranged in the open area and public watch events through these. During live coverage of such events happening elsewhere, video projectors are used to project the coverage on large screen for the public to see.




Transit of Venus, June 2012

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Visibility of transit of Venus

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Transit of Venus 6th June 2012

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