Events

Transit of Venus, June 2012      

View of Transit of Venus through clouds

Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011      

Arrangements were made to show the eclipsed moon through telescopes. Over 1500 visitors viewed the moon although there were clouds during 7:30 and 8:30pm. A 2-minute video on lunar eclipse, a large poster explaining the colour of moon were shown along with the explanation with a 3D model. The meaning of umbra and penumbra also were explained by student volunteers. Here are some shots of the event

Lunar Eclipse from the Planetarium premises      

Solar Eclipse 15 January 2010      

Partial phase in Bangalore; overwhelming response from people; over 10000 visitors Arrangements made: Six telescope projections, sunspotter, welding glasses, pin hole cameras, motorised model explaining the phenomenon, simulation of the event as seen from Kanyakumari and a 10 minute movie. Here are some glimpses

Viewing arrangements had been made for the solar eclipse of July 22      

In spite of the cloudy weather some enthusiasts turned up to see the models, live telecast and simulations. They patiently waited for the glimpse of the eclipse sun.

Partial Solar eclipse 26 January 2009      

More than one thousand people visited the Planetarium to have a safe glimpse of the eclipsed sun - telescopes, sunspotter showed the real view; there was a model and computer simulation too!

Occultation of Mars May10, 2008      

On October 25th the sky gazers were in for a surprise! A comet had suddenly brightened in the north east in the constellation of Perseus. The comet is still moving within the boundaries of the constellation of Perseus. At sunset the constellation is low in the North East. By about 10:30 it attains a comfortable elevation. The comet is expected to remain bright for another fortnight, assuming that it is behaving the same way as it did in 1896. Thus any evening when it is clear scan the North East part of the sky. A fuzzy patch next to a fairly bright star is the comet; even through the telescope it looks like a patch with no impressive tail. At last we have a comet visible without telescopes! Figure shows the location of the comet at about 7:00 pm in the first week of November; the W shape is Cassieopea and the star cluster in the east is Pleiades The photogrpah is by Deepak Dembla with a Nikon camera

Eclipse at Sunrise - Pictures by Dr V Nagaraj, Mysore.      

Sequence of lunar eclipse on 4th March 2007

Lunar eclipse of 7/8 September 2006      

Sequence obtained from Mysore by Dr Nagaraj

Photographs by Shashank      

"Photographs by Shashank taken from Hosahalli about 50 kms North of Bangalore with a Pentax f/2 piggyback on Celestron 4.5" manual tracking 400ASA Sagittarius (5 minutes) and Perseus (30 seconds)"

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