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Kaapi With Kuriosity public lecture entitled "Great Triumphs and False Stories" by Prof. Roddam Narasimha on 8th Oct 2017 at 4 pm in Planetarium.

This month, we are celebrating Enrico Fermi's birth anniversary on September 27th under the programme entitled "Celebration of the Month" for the benefit of the teachers. The programme basically focuses on discussing the contributions of Enrico Fermi in the field of Nuclear Physics.

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Date : 27th September 2017
Timings : 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
No. of Participants : 40
Registration is Free
Last date for registration : 26th September 2017

Note: Registration is done on first come first serve basis.


Kaapi With Kuriosity public lecture entitled "How Connected Are You? - An introduction to graph theory and network science" by Prof. Hugo Touchette on 17th Sept 2017 at 4 pm in Planetarium.


To celebrate the Teacher's Day, a special talk on "The Amazing Story of Our Daystar" by Prof P Venkatakrishnan, Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, is arranged at the planetarium on 9th September 2017 between 10.30 am and 1 pm.

The Talk will be followed by : Introduction to two books written by Prof Venkatakrishnan Skytheatre Show.

The participation should be confirmed by registering by email on or before September 8th.
Email id: info@taralaya.org

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This month, we are celebrating Ernest Rutherford's birth anniversary on August 30th under the programme entitled "Celebration of the Month" for the benefit of the teachers of member schools and others. The programme basically focuses on discussing the contributions of Ernest Rutherford in the field of Nuclear Physics using some analogous experiments -Click here for info

Date : 30th August 2017
Timings : 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
No. of Participants : 40
Registration Fee : Free
Last date for registration : 29th August 2017

Note: Registration is done on first come first serve basis.


Kaapi with Kuriosity lecture entitled "Fluids everywhere - flows on all scales" by Prof. Julia Mary Yeomans is scheduled on 6th August 2017 (Sunday) at 4 pm at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

Kaapi with Kuriosity lecture entitled "The Arrow of Time in Quantum Measurement" by Prof. Kater Murch, Faculty, Washington University, is scheduled on 23rd July 2017 (Sunday) at 4 pm at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

We are introducing a new programme entitled "Celebration of the Month" for the benefit of the teachers of member schools and others. We plan here to celebrate the Birth anniversaries of scientists or the scientific events that had taken place in that month.

This month, we are celebrating Robert Hooke’s birth anniversary on July 18th. The programme basically focuses on discussing the contributions of Robert Hooke in the field of Physics, Biology and Astronomy.
Date: 18th July 2017
Timings: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
No. of Participants: 40
Registration Fee: Free
Last date for registration : 16th July 2017

Note: Registration is done on first come first serve basis.


J N planetarium, Bengaluru is celebrating the ‘Asteroid Day’ with lectures on asteroids and on Meteors, An exhibition of over 20 meteors collected from India and outside and a poster exhibition. Lectures are aimed at high school teachers. Interested members of public can also attend.

Interested Teachers are requested to register with the planetarium on or before June 28th for lectures as entry is limited. There is no registration charge. Rare exhibition of meteorites and poster exhibition are open between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Members of public and students can make use of the opportunity. Entry to the exhibition is free. Click here for info.

 

Kaapi with Kuriosity lecture entitled “Insects as Architects” is scheduled on 11 th Dec 2016 (Sunday) at 11 am at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium . Click here for info.

A special lecture entitled "Nobel Prize for Neutrino Oscillations" by Prof. S Lokanathan, Formerly Professor at University of Rajastan, Jaipur, on 8th November 2015 (Sunday) at 5.30 pm. Entry is Free. - click here for more

A special lecture entitled “LIGO – India : Beyond Gravitational Wave Detection to Gravitational Wave Astronomy” by Prof. B R Iyer, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, TIFR, Bengaluru, on 11th October 2015 (Sunday) at 5.30 pm. Entry is Free. click here for more


A special lecture entitled "ASTROSAT – the Indian Astronomy Satellite” by Dr. S Seetha, Programme Director, Space Science Programme Office, Indian Space Research Organisation, Blore, on 13.09.2015 at 5.30 pm. Entry is Free. - click here for more


A special lecture entitled "The Thirty Meter Telescope” by Prof. G C Anupama, Professor, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Blore, on 09.08.2015 at 5.30 pm. Entry is Free. - click here for more


In this context, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore is arranging a three-part lecture series entitled Einstein and Relativity in January, February and March by the renowned astrophysicist Prof. C. V. Vishveshwara. The talks will be non-technical aimed at general audience including undergraduate students.  The lecture series provides an overview of the General Theory of Relativity and its impact. 

Brief Profile of Prof. C. V. Vishveshwara

After his education up to MSc in Bangalore, India, Prof. Vishveshwara received his AM degree from Columbia University, New York, USA. Thereafter, working on the stability of the Schwarzschild black hole with Prof. Charles Misner as his thesis advisor, he obtained his PhD from the University of Maryland, USA. In addition to his proof of black-hole stability, he has made pioneering contributions to black-hole physics by his study of the structures of both the static Schwarzschild black holes and the rotating Kerr black holes as well as by his theoretical discovery of the quasinormal modes of black-hole vibrations. After serving on the faculty of several universities in USA, he returned to his hometown of Bangalore, India, to take up the position of Professorship at the Raman Research Institute and later became a Senior Professor at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Prof. Vishveshwara has also been a Visiting Professor at several universities such as University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, Boston University, University of London, and Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain.


His book, Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath is widely acclaimed with highly complimentary comments from Professors Roger Penrose, Nobel laureate Anthony James LeggettCharles Misner and other readers worldwide. It has also been translated into Italian. Recently, another book of his in the same genre entitled Universe Unveiled – The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath has been published. Information about the two books published by Springer may be obtained respectively from the links: http://www.springer.com/astronomy/popular+astronomy/book/978-3-540-33199-5 and http://www.springer.com/astronomy/popular+astronomy/book/978-3-319-08212-7


Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe: Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara, Bala R. Iyer and Biplab Bhawal(eds), (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999) was published in his honor for his sixtieth birthday to which leading experts in the field like Jacob Bekenstein, Brandon Carter, G.F.R Ellis, Jayant Narlikar etc., have contributed essays.

As founder-director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore, he has written the scripts for several planetarium programmes and directed them. These have proved to be exceedingly popular because of the simple and attractive manner in which difficult concepts have been presented. Prof. Vishveshwara has also initiated and developed educational programmes at the Planetarium including the Research Education Advancement Programme (REAP) and BIO-REAP that have been successfully training students to pursue research careers in science.

 

Details of the Lecture Series

Part

Title

Date and Time

Einstein and Relativity Part-1

Special theory of Relativity, Space and Time

11 January 2015 @ 5:30 PM

Einstein and Relativity Part-2

General theory of Relativity - Gravitation

15 February 2015@5.30pm

Einstein and Relativity Part-3

Modern Developments - Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

8 March 2015@5.30pm

Venue of the Lectures

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,
Bangalore Association for Science Education,
Shri. T. Chowdaiah Road, High Ground,
Bangalore, Karnataka
PIN: 560001
Landmark: Near Karnataka Raj Bhavan

 

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