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Teachers' Workshops

Over the years, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has established itself as an institution that provides active support for enhancing teaching efficacy. Teachers from various schools and colleges discuss teaching strategies as well as obtain clarifications regarding the text book material. These informal discussions have led to identification of several difficult areas in science and mathematics teaching. To address this problem, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium conducts workshops for science and mathematics teachers. Participation in each workshop is limited to thirty teachers. Academic Staff of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and invited educators from other organizations conduct the sessions. Conducting experiments and preparing models form an integral part of the workshop.


Over the years, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has established itself as an institution that provides active support for enhancing teaching efficacy. Teachers from various schools and colleges discuss teaching strategies as well as obtain clarifications regarding the text book material. These informal discussions have led to identification of several difficult areas in science and mathematics teaching. To address this problem, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium conducts workshops for science and mathematics teachers. Participation in each workshop is limited to thirty teachers. Academic Staff of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and invited educators from other organizations conduct the sessions. Conducting experiments and preparing models form an integral part of the workshop.




BASE in collaboration with International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) organised an event on September 8th and 9th 2011 titled  "Galaxy Forum India, Bangalore", on the theme "Astronomy Education in 21st Century - Our Place in the Milky Way and Beyond".  The programme was inaugurated by Former President of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, presided by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri D B Sadananda Gowda.

 


A very special workshop for high school and college teachers from all over Karnataka was held on 9th August 2010. BASE in collaboration with International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), Hawaii, U.S.A. organised the event"Galaxy Forum India, Bangalore" at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore. The gathering was addressed by Prof. U R Rao, Chairman, BASE and Mr. Steve Durst, the founder Director of ILOA. In addition there were lectures by astronomers on recent astronomical advances. A panel discussion on "Perspectives on Astronomy Education in India" was also a part of the programme. The workshop was very well received by participants.

 

Special Lectures

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium utilises the opportunity of the visit of many distinguished scientists to Bangalore and arranges lectures and seminars. Some of the recent lectures are

Name of the Faculty
Topic
Year
Prof. S. Lokanathan
Noted Scientist                 
Atoms
19th & 26th October 2013
Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Turbulences of the Heart
20th July 2013
Dr. Ranadhir Mitra
Currently a Scholar-In-Residence, at IIT Gandhinagar
Science as Deviation, Science as Exhilaration, and a Bit of Poetry Too. 20th Apr 2013
Prof. Smitha Vishveshwara
Professor at Illinois University, USA
Cold Universe
Dec 2012

Mr. Paul Bourke
Research Associate Professor, Director,
iVEC @ University of Western Australia

Digital Fulldome Technology for Content Developers

May 2012

Prof. David L Lambert
Honorary Fellow,
Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
Bangalore and Department of Astronomy,
University of Texas, USA
Astronomy - 'Heaven's Kitchen'
Aug 2011

Dr. David Blair
Winthrop Professor,
Director Australian International Gravitational Research Centre,
(WA Government Centre of Excellence)

Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe in Gravitational Waves

Feb 2011

Prof. Trinh Xuan Thuan Professor of Astronomy,
University of Virginia
The Big Bang and After: Man's Place in the Universe
Jan 2011

Dr. Manjunath

Astrophotography

Dec 2010

Mr. Ajay Talwar
Leading astro-photographer of India,
New  Delhi                   
Techniques of Astrophotography
April 2010