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.

Science Education
Science Education

One of the primary objectives of BASE is to impart quality science education at all levels that identify and nurture creative talents in science students to enable..

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Sky Theartre, Exhibition Hall
Science Popularisation

JNP conducts several Science Popularisation activities throughout the year viz. Sky-Theatre shows, Know Your Stars (Sky Gazing programme), Ask an Astronomer, Monthly Science Movies, Science Club, Public Lectures, Viewing of Special Astronomical events, etc. Halls leading to the Sky-theatre display exhibits complementing the topic of the Sky-theatre show.

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Show Schedule, Entry Fee
Current Shows

In view of rising number of Covid cases at an alarming rate, as a measure of abundant caution, sky theatre shows of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium remain suspended from April 16, 2021 until further notice. Public are requested to kindly cooperate. However, online activities will be continued.

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Academic Calendar 2020-21
Academic Calendar

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Campus Plan

Spread over a vast campus, provides insights into various facets of Astronomy.

Info. for Physically Challenged

We have strived to make our campus a Physcially challenged friendly one.

Ameneties @ Taralaya

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.

How to Reach Taralaya

Located in the heart of the city, is very easy to reach Taralaya.

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Educational Videos

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Sky this week

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, has started a new programme called 'Sky This Week'. As the name says, the date and time of visible celestial objects like planets, comets etc.

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Special Lectures

Many lectures organised in the planetarium are videographed and the Lecture Videos up-loaded on our website.

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  • 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

The observational event was organised on the occasion of annular eclipse on 21, June 2020.

  • 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.

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.