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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
 

Jawaharlal Nehru PlanetariumThe planetarium located at Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road opposite to the golf course was established in 1989 by the Bangalore City Corporation and later entrusted to the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The sky theater here with a dome of fifteen meters in diameter has a seating capacity of 225. Lectures and shows on astronomy are regular features here. The shows about the marvels of the universe, the planets and the solar system are designed to be informative and entertaining and is a visual delight for children and adults. Apart from offering clear and informative accounts of science subjects, these programmes also bring in historical backgrounds, modern developments and future prospects. The Planetarium also has an observatory with a professional six inch code refractor telescope.

The exhibits displayed at the exhibition hall in the planetarium include astro-photographs of galaxies, paintings, sculpture and posters of versatile personalities such as Albert Einstein etc. It also houses a stall where one can buy books, science kits, models, telescopes, astro-photos, etc. The planetarium is closed every Mondays and second Tuesdays. Working hours are from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Daily two shows are held here and the entry is restricted to children below 5 years. The science park developed in the planetarium area provides an opportunity to the visitors to learn some elements of science in a natural and playful manner. Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA), an independent, nonprofit making body is also housed in the Planetarium.

Contact address :
Bangalore Association for Science Education 
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road, High Grounds, 
Bangalore-560001
Phone : +91 80 22266084, +91 80 22203234
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