How to view solar eclipse safely

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., 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.


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 and youtube account

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.

Telescope Assembly Workshop on 22nd, 23rd & 29th Feb and 1st March 2020      

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is organizing a TELESCOPE ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP for schools, science centres and general public on three weekends. Participants will assemble 6” Newtonian Telescope with Dobsonian mount. The workshop will be for a duration of four days. The workshop will have theory sessions in astronomy and using of Newtonian telescopes etc.

Ask an Astronomer      

"Ask an Astronomer" is scheduled for public 2nd February 2020 from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

Know Your Stars      

Monthly sky gazing programme entitled "Know Your Stars" for public is scheduled on 2nd February 2020 at 6.30 pm.

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