Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Established in 1989 by BBMP for science education with diverse activities like sky-theatre shows, science exhibitions and lectures and workshops for Science Teachers and Students. The vision of Planetarium is to popularise science among the general public, Non-formal science education, To train students to take up science as a career.
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. The activities of the Science Centre, along with those of the Planetarium, have made Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) a unique institution for dissemination of science with diverse activities ranging from sky-theatre shows, science exhibitions and lectures and workshops for Science Teachers and Students.
What is most exciting thing about planetarium?
Its definitely the Sky Theater - Simulated Sky with twinkling stars...
The opto-mechanical projection system by Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany, our workhorse for twenty-seven years has been replaced by a state-of-the-art Hybrid Projection system. The new opto-mechanical projector called ZKP4, much smaller than but more efficient than its predecessor, is neatly coupled to a bank of six digital, velvet projectors. Now, your planetarium shows will draw advantages of both digital as well as opto-mechanical systems. This is what makes the current projection system a Hybrid one.
Owing to the requirement of the new system, seats have an inclined back-rest to make the programme more comfortable to watch. And, the arrangement of seats is uni-directional instead of the concentric circular arrangement that we previously had.
The wall paneling has made way for new design that improves the acoustics of the theatre while retaining the aesthetics.
We have now introduced 5.1 surround sound system to bring a new dimension to the acoustic experience that enhances the impact of the visuals.
The visuals are projected on to the dome through both opto-mechanical and digital projectors, which provide an immersive experience – a feel of being part of the scene!
The fulldome visuals at 4K resolution and surround sound take our planetarium show experience to an altogether different, higher plane.
A Mini-dome Theatre : The mirrordome projection system that became redundant was put to good use by refurbishing one of the existing lecture halls into a 40-seater capacity, digital skytheatre. The dome was specially fabricated and the room air conditioned. Public and school children who turned up at the planetarium during the renovation period were shown digital sky shows. We propose to use this mini-dome facility to impart astronomy education in all our academic programmes.
Are daily shows available in the planetarium?
Yes, daily show "Explore the universe" is featured between
2.30 p.m. & 3.30 p.m. in Kannada
12.30 p.m. to 04.30 p.m. for English.
What about the restroom and restaurant?
Restrooms and small restaurant is available
Opened days and hours10:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.except on Monday(Holiday)
How much time we can spend there?2 hours
above 3 years and up to 16 years
Know our stars
Adults - Rs.50/-