Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore

Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium Overview

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The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a fascinating facility for non-formal science education. It is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE), which has also established a Science Centre in the Planetarium.

The Planetarium has a 15-metre diameter dome and a seating capacity of 210. It has a projector that was installed in 1989. There are also about 200 smaller projectors that simulate the night sky for a given date, time and place.

The projected images of constellations, panoramas and special effects like solar eclipse are worth viewing.

The centre carries out diverse activities ranging from sky-theatre shows, science exhibitions and lectures and workshops for science teachers as well as students. The primary goal of the centre is to impart quality education and nurture creative talents in science to enable students at all levels to pursue a career in research and teaching. There are programmes for students from class III to graduate level.

The Planetarium is located at the heart of Bangalore, only 2 kilometres from the city railway station and about 1.5 kilometres from the cantonment railway station.

  • Entrance Fee Adults: Rs.35 <br /> Children: Rs.20 (upto 16 years) <br /> The entry is free for physically challenged individuals. Remember that children below three years are not allowed inside the sky-theatre.

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