Star gazing at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Vasanth Nagar

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The shows blend science with art, literature and cultural aspects of many countries. Programs based on historical backgrounds, modern developments and future prospects are conducted. They use special visual effects, animation and videos for these programs. The Sky Theater shows at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium are very popular and attract more than 2 lakh visitors per year. Visuals such as Cartoons, Paintings, Computer animations, video clippings and special effects are liberally used in the programmes at the sky theater.

  • Special effects
  • Science, art, literature
  • Constellations
  • Special events
  • Astronomy


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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded by the Bangalore City Corporation in 1989. On the premises there are the Science Centre and a Science Park.

The Planetarium has a 15.0 meters diameter dome with a seating capacity of 210. “Space master”’ Planetarium projector supplied by M/s. Carl-Zeiss, Jena, Germany, projects the night sky as seen with naked eye on the dome.
It can also projects constellation pictures and panoramas. It is used not only for the shows but also for teaching astronomy.

Some shows are:
Our Solar System, Mars - The Red Planet, Dawn of the Space Age

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Weekend : 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Weekdays : 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka