Announcements

Universe in the Classroom - workshop      

A 3-day astronomy workshop for public is scheduled from 10th - 12th January 2020 between 4 pm and 7 pm. Charges Rs.500/- per head.

Taralaya Pravasa for Govt School students      

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium launches a unique day-long programme namely 'Taralaya Pravasa'. It is aimed at taking science education closer to Govt School students, specially to rural govt school students of 8th-10th standard. In this programme ,we engage students in interactive laboratory demonstration of science exhibits/models, show a program in Kannada in our sky theatre, and explain models in science park and encourage students to spend times exploring in the park. We will reimburse to and fro transport costs from the school to the Planetarium in Bengaluru.

We have limited funds under this Scheme and will be able to accommodate about 120 students, accompanied by 3-4 teachers per school per day. We invite the Headmasters/Principals of the Govt Schools, who would like to avail this opportunity of exposing their students to science and technology, to urgently send us an application with necessary details by email to: admin@taralaya.org. This program has become possible with a generous donation made by M/s Zerodah Technologies, Bengaluru, under the Corporate Social Responsibility.

Ask an Astronomer      

"Ask an Astronomer" is scheduled for public 5th January 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 5th January 2020 at 6.30 pm.

Universe in the Classroom - workshop      

A 3-day astronomy workshop for public is scheduled from 3rd - 5th January 2020 between 4 pm and 7 pm. Charges Rs.500/- per head.

Arrangements Made by JNP for safe viewing of the Solar Eclipse of December 26, 2019 at J N Planetarium      

The Solar Eclipse of December 26 will be a partial solar eclipse in Bengaluru, that is, about 90% of the sun’s disc will not be visible to the eye as the Moon passes in front of the disc. Whether the Sun’s disc is wholly or partially visible, viewing it with unaided eye has the risk of damaging the eye. J N Planetarium, Bengaluru has made arrangements for safe viewing of the eclipsed Sun from 8 am to about 11:15 am. The following arrangements have been made:

1. About five telescopes that project the sun’s image on to a screen. Viewers can follow all the stages of eclipse in the projected image.
2. Welder glass #14 through which Sun can be viewed directly
3. Image of the sun produced by a telescope fitted with a special filter known as Hα filter will be displayed on an LCD monitor
4. A 12’ X 6’ poster educating the general public on the fundamentals of solar eclipse will be displayed.
5. Models to explain the circumstances of an eclipse will be demonstrated and explained.
6. Some of the trained students will be involved in carrying out measurements during the eclipse.
Let us hope that we get clear skies and a clear disc of the Sun to enjoy this charming celestial spectacle!

We appeal to all the visitors to kindly exercise patience and discipline to enable us to conduct this programme smoothly and efficiently. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

"Mathematics of Eclipses"       Click here for more..

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is organizing half a day workshop for high school students to celebrate National Mathematics Day on 22.12.2019. Several activities like estimating the angular size of Sun and Moon, calculating the obscuration and magnitude of the eclipse etc., will be discussed in the workshop. The participants of this workshop will have an opportunity to carryout measurements and calculations during the upcoming solar eclipse on 26th December 2019 at Planetarium.

"Annular Solar Eclipse"       Click here for more..

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is organizing a one day workshop for teachers on the topic "Annular Solar Eclipse" on 20.12.2019 between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Charges Rs.300/- per head. Several activities like estimating the angular size of Sun and Moon, calculating the obscuration and magnitude of the eclipse etc., will be discussed in the workshop. Design of low cost (around Rs.1500/-) Sun projecting system suitable for group viewing and conducting activities will also be discussed.

A workshop for high school students entitled "Annular Solar Eclipse" on 18th December 2019 between 10:30 am and 1 pm       Click here for more..

A workshop for high school students entitled "Annular Solar Eclipse" on 18th December 2019 between 10:30 am and 1 pm

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (JNP), Bengaluru, is making arrangements to witness the upcoming event Annular Solar Eclipse on 26th December 2019 in its campus. As a part of the programme to create awareness among the students, JNP will be organising a workshop for high school students entitled "Annular Solar Eclipse" on 18th December 2019 between 10:30 am and 1 pm. Interested students may register at the office.

Science Club on the topic "Science behind Economics – Part II" on 15th December 2019 at 4 pm       Click here for more..

As discussed in the previous session this month Science club will continue on the second part of the theme Science behind Economics.

In this session the science behind some of the fundamental aspects related to economics shall be discussed. Is economics really science or art? Can we predict the outcome of economic decisions the way we do in science? If it is science how to take rational decisions? If it is art how to express it better? These questions among other related topics will be touched upon.

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