Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) is devoted to science popularisation and non formal science education. In addition to administering Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, BASE has established a Science Centre in the Planetarium. The Science Centre serves as a nucleus for non-formal science education at all levels.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is located at the heart of the city; it is only 2km from the city railway station and about 1.5km from the cantonment railway station.
One of the primary objectives of BASE is to impart quality science education at all levels that identify and nurture creative talents in science students to enable them to pursue career in research and teaching.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru reopens after its temporary closure for renovation in March, 2016 the planetarium a more joyful and stimulating experience.
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.