Lecture Series will be live streamed here    |    Dasara Lecture Series titled 'Structures at Different Scales' is being conducted by Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium from 28th September 2022. Click here to know more    |    III and IV round of Quiz competition for Mysuru Division will be held on 10th September 2022 at Managaluru.
  • Human Space Flight Expo – 2022” is inaugurated by Shri S. Somanath, Chairman, ISRO on 21st July 2022
  • International Moon Day” programmes were inaugurated by Shri A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman, BASE on 20th July 2022
  • This fifth episode on "Astronomy Miscellany" introduces the contribution of the king Maharaja Svati Tirunal
  •  Monthly sky gazing programme entitled "Know Your Stars" on 1st May 2022 at 6.30 pm.o   "Ask an Astronomer" on 1st May 2022 from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm."
  •  Sky Watch programme on 28th & 29th April 2022 from 4:30 am till sunrise.
  • 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


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

Our Solar System – Synopsis
Kannada at 2:30 pm
English at 12:30 pm

Celestial Fireworks – Synopsis
Kannada at 3:30 pm
English at 4:30 pm

Additional Shows only on Saturdays and Sundays

Natural Selection - Synopsis
Kannada at 11:30 am
English at 10:30 am

Special shows for school groups on every Wednesdays:
Our Solar System – Synopsis
Kannada at 11:30 am
English at 10:30 am

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Academic Calendar 2020-21
Academic Calendar

This section will be updated shortly

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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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