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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:
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.
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.
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.
Eclipse goggles are available for sale to the public in Curios located on JNP campus. It is available for at discounted price of Rs.35/- and will be available on first come first served basis. Interested may contact office for more information.
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