Astronomical Society of India


The Astronomical Society of India was established in 1972 and has grown to become the prime association of professional astronomers in India. The society has close to 1000 members. The objectives of the society are the promotion of Astronomy and related branches of science in India. The society organises scientific meetings, publishes a quarterly bulletin and supports the popularisation of Astronomy and other similar activities.

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  • Nominations for the Prof. M. K. Vainu Bappu Gold Medal (2014) award are invited. Work done prior to 31 December 2014 only will be considered. For More Details click here

    (Posted on 27th Feb 2015)
  • K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation
    K D Abhyankar Best thesis presentation award was awarded to Dr. S. Krishna Prasad and Dr. Prashant Mohan by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) for the year 2015 during the 33rd annual meeting of ASI at NCRA, Pune

    (Posted on 25th Feb 2015)
  • Best Poster Award
    The Best Poster awards in the mentioned category were awarded to the following participants during 33rd Annual Meeting of Astronomical society of India held at NCRA, Pune

    Sun & Solar system: Vaibhav Pant , Supriya Hebbur Dayananda
    Stars & Galaxy: Arun Kumar Naudu
    Extragalactic: Sheelu Abraham, Kartick Chnandra Sarkar
    GR & Cosmology: Shishir Sankhyayan
    Instrumentation: Prasanna Deshmukh, Tanmoy Cattopadhyay

    (Posted on 25th Feb 2015)
  • Justice Oak Award
    Justice Oak Best Thesis Award for 2013 was awarded to Dr. Bidya Karak during 33rd Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India, NCRA Pune . Bidya did his Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Science under the supervision of Arnab Rai Choudhuri and is presently working at Nordita.

    Justice Oak Best Thesis Award for 2014 was awarded to Dr. Vemareddy Panditi during 33rd Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India, NCRA Pune. Vemareddy did his PhD from Udaipur Solar Observatory, PRL under the supervision of Ashok Ambastha and is presently working at IIA as an INSPIRE Faculty.

    (Posted on 25th Feb 2015)
  • The Vainu Bappu Memorial Gold Medal VB 2012 will be awarded to Dr Luca Cortese for his significant contributions towards observational extragalactic astronomy by making use of the available multiwavelength data as well as theoretical modeling.
    (Posted on 20th Nov 2014)

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