Announcements

Syllabus-based video for class X students      

Lecture of Chemistry topic - Bases (Part - 1) by Shri. Madhusudhan, JN Planetarium, Bengaluru https://youtu.be/o1zSVz-f0DY

Lecture of Chemistry topic - Bases (Part-2) by Shri. Madhusudhan, JN Planetarium, Bengaluru
https://youtu.be/lBxEQGlog-w

Registration Opens for SOW - 2020      

As in the past years, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru will be conducting the weekend sessions for high school students beginning on September 12, 2020. The classes will be held online. This year’s course is titled, ‘How did we Find out?’ In this course we look at some of the great ideasin science, the motivation for people to think about them, how they were discovered / measured. The course is essentially an introduction to the path of discovery of several scientific ideas and their impact on the overall development of science. We discuss ideas related to size, mass, distances and these were (are) measured by using different techniques. We will be discussing the scientific principles behind such measurements. There will be a good amount of mathematics involved. So, students who apply for this course must have a strong aptitude to doing mathematics. Students desirous of taking this course must register before September 9 by sending an email to info@taralaya.org or madhu@taralaya.org


First seventy-five students will be accommodated into this course.
The course Fee is: ₹ 600/- (rupees six hundred only) which has to be paid after attend two sessions and if the student is keen on continuing. Payment has to be made before October 10, 2020.

Registration opens for REAP (Physics) - 2020       Click here for more..

This year, we will begin by holding the classes online. If the situation becomes conducive to hold physical classes, then students MUST continue the course at the planetarium. It is better if students have a PC or a laptop. Smartphones may not be very effective for the coursework. The classes will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays using Zoom / Google Meet / MS Teams. The first session will be on September 12, 2020. Selection will based on a first-come-first-served basis for which students have to fill up and submit the Google Form. The Form can be found at: https://forms.gle/WNTdHDzk8GLfPVbWA The course fee is ₹1000/- (rupees one thousand only) which has to be paid after attending two sessions and before the 10th of October, 2020. Students with genuine financial constraints can approach our office regarding the waiver of fee. Waiving it will, however, be at the discretion of the planetarium management.

Link for Google Form: https://forms.gle/WNTdHDzk8GLfPVbWA

How to view solar eclipse safely      

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXyg7Etj3aU

Partial Solar Eclipse on 21st June 2020      

The partial Solar Eclipse will be visible in Bengaluru on 21st June 2020 (Sunday) from 10:12 hrs to 13:31 hrs; the maximum will be at 11:47 hrs (around 40%). The eclipsing Sun should not be seen without protective and safety equipment.

Due to restrictions in force for Covid19, no arrangement is made for public to view the eclipse event from the campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. However, the Planetarium is making arrangements for online webcast of the partial Solar Eclipse. This can be seen at www. taralaya.org, our facebook and youtube channel subject to favourable weather condition.

JNP has made arrangements for goggles for public to safely view the eclipse. Interested persons can obtain these Eclipse Goggles from the Planetarium Book Stall against payment of Rs.35/- per pair. The sale will commence on 18th June 2020 (Thursday) and continue till stocks last or till Saturday. No sales on the day of Eclipse.

SKY THIS WEEK      

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, has started a new program called "Sky This Week". As the name says, the date and time of visible celestial objects like planets, comets, etc. will be explained in the video clipping. Every week, this information will be recorded and uploaded for public viewing on our website www.taralaya.org and youtube account https://www.youtube.com/user/TaralayaBangalore/feed?activity_view=3.

Brief about prominent celestial objects in the night sky from 8th-13th June 2020 from Bengaluru.

Know Your Stars      

Monthly sky gazing programme entitled "Know Your Stars" for public is scheduled on 1st March 2020 at 6.30 pm.

"Ask an Astronomer" - a Q&A sessrion is scheduled for public 1st March 2020 from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

Celebration of "National Science Day"      

A workshop for college students entitled RAMAN EFFECT ON SCIENCE is scheduled on account of "National Science Day" on 28th February 2020 between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Entry is free.

Monthly Science Movie      

Screening monthly Science Movie entitled WILD KARNATAKA on 16th February 2020 at 5:30 pm.

Science Club on the topic "Astronomy in Harrapan Civilization: Visual Approach" on 16th February 2020 at 4 pm      

The ancient civilization around the Indus valley is known for their engineering and planning. Their cities such as Rakhigarhi and Mohenjo-daro were Manhattan of their times. Curiously some of their ruined sites have astronomical secrets underlying them which only recently have come to light.

In this session Dr. B. S. Shylaja will uncover these new insights of Harrapan astronomy. What is more interesting is use of satellite imagery through planetarium grade visualization software to study the past which is novel approach.

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