Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE)
Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) is devoted to science popularisation and non formal science education. In addition to administering Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, BASE has established a Science Centre in the Planetarium. The Science Centre serves as a nucleus for non-formal science education at all levels.
Our science education activities viz., Research Education Advancement Programme (REAP), Interactive Week-end Sessions for school children, Summer Programmes, Science Exhibitions and Workshops attract thousands of students every year.
Spread over a vast campus, provides insights into various facets of Astronomy.
We have strived to make our campus a Physcially challenged friendly one.
Campus has a good parking place, a cafetaria where one can enjoy snacks, etc.
We have listed out answers for the normal questions that crop up.
Located in the heart of the city, is very easy to reach Taralaya.
- Photos of Partial Solar Eclipse captured at JNP on 21.06.2020
- "Annular Solar Eclipse" captured at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, on 26th December 2019
- Science in Action - exhibition inaugurated by Dr. K S Nataraj, Founder Director, B V Jagadish Science Centre, Bluru, on 30th August 2019
- A book entitled 'ಆಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನಿದೆ? ಏಕಿದೆ?' written by Dr. B S Shylaja was released by Shri A S Kiran Kumar on 16th March 2019 at Planetarium
- A special lecture entitled "Humanity's Journey of Discovery" and interaction session by Prof. Charles Bolden, Ex-Chief, NASA
- A briefing, demonstration. Screening of animation and explanation of the event was organised for the media. Information regarding eclipses and the obscuration at different places in India were shared with them.
The eclipse started around 10:12 am, reached maximum obscuration around 11:47 and ended around 1:31pm.
- During the event, students took readings using the telescope projection system and estimated the magnitude and obscuration observed during the eclipse. Members of Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA) actively participated in the event. Observations, photography and trial of self fabricated gadgets was made by them.
- 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.