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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium), Bangalore, was established in 1989 by the Bangalore City Corporation, now known as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The administration of the planetarium was entrusted to Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) which was formed in 1992. BASE is an Autonomous Body which is registered under Karnataka Societies' Registration Act. It is principally supported by annual grants from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka.

The BASE Governing Council consists of eminent scientists and educationists and senior officials of the Government of Karnataka.

Dr. A Ravindra, Prof. R Narasimha, Prof. N R Dhadhich, (late) Prof. H Narasimhaiah, (late) Prof. J C Bhattacharyya are some of them.

Former Directors

Prof. C V Vishveshwara
Founder Director
Dr. G S D Babu 
Formerly with Indian Institute of Astrophysics, currently Director, MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
Prof. C S Shukre
Formerly with Raman Research institute, Bangalore
Dr. B S Shylaja

Now Visiting Scientist at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium