A partial Lunar Eclipse will occur on 17th July 2019. The Moon enters the dark region of the Earth's shadow (Umbra) at 01:31. Greatest at 03:01 am and ends at 04:29 am. A Lunar Eclipse can be observed with naked eye. Public can watch the phenomenon from their roof top. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has made arrangements to view this astronomical event through several telescopes on 17th July between 01:30 am and 04:30 am. Viewing can be done only if the sky is clear. Interested public may please check sky before coming to the planetarium.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is organising a lecture on "Eclipses" for general public on 25th, 26th and 27th July 2018. The concepts related to Eclipses will be discussed through models and experiments.
Seating capacity : 40
Fee : Rs.20/- per head
Batch - I between 1:15 pm & 1:30 pm
Batch - II between 3:15 pm & 3:30 pm
Venue : Basement Hall
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is making arrangements for public to view the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on 31st January 2018 between 6.30 pm and 8:30 pm at the campus. Viewing is possible through different telescopes, provided the sky is clear. Entry is free.
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The eclipse begins at 22:52 pm reaches maximum at 23:50 and starts receding. The eclipse will be over at 00:48. This eclipse can be seen with naked eye. However, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (JNP) is making arrangements to view the eclipse through telescopes. Viewing of eclipse will be possible, only if the sky is clear. Interested public are requested to check sky conditions and then come to JNP for viewing through the telescopes.
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. Viewing with telescopes will be arranged from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Entry is Free.
Downloadable posters on Transit of Mercury occurring on 9th May 2016.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, is making arrangements for the public to view safely through the telescopes, the event Transit of Mercury occurring on 9th May 2016 from 4.30 pm till Sunset. Entry is free.
Sky Watch program for public is arranged at the planetarium on 6th February from 4.30 am till sunrise. Entry is Free.
A special Sky Watch programme for public held on 7 th January 2016 from 4.30 am till Sunrise
Arrangements are made for the public to view comets, Solar eclipses and planetary transits. Portable telescopes are arranged in the open area and public watch events through these. During live coverage of such events happening elsewhere, video projectors are used to project the coverage on large screen for the public to see.
Transit of Venus, June 2012
Visibility of transit of Venus
Transit of Venus 6th June 2012