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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  • The next annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of India will take place at Pune, between Feb 17 and 20, 2015, to be hosted by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics. In addition to the regular parallel sessions on different categories, for which abstracts will be solicited from the members of ASI, there will also be plenary sessions and a few special sessions. Please keep an eye on the upcoming announcements for directions regarding registration and submission of abstracts.

    The website is under development and will be launched soon.
  • The Vainu Bappu Gold Medal Award Ceremony will take place in IIA Bangalore Campus on 15th July 2014. The Vainu Bappu Memorial Gold Medal VB 2010 will be jointly awarded to Dr Marta Burgay, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Italy and Dr Parampreet Singh, Louisiana State University, USA. read more.

    For the Title and Abstract of the presentations click here.
  • Young Astronomer Award 2013: The first two authors will share the award. Formation rates of dark matter haloes (December 2011 issue) Sourav Mitra, Girish Kulkarni, J. S. Bagla and Jaswant K. Yadav read more.

  • K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation for the year 2014 was awarded to Dr. Arunima Banerjee and Dr. V Panditi read more.

  • The ASI-SOC for the triennium 2013-15 is as follows.

    Name Affiliation
    Biman Nath RRI, (Chair)
    G. C. Anupama IIA, (Co-Chair)
    Maheshwar Gopinath ARIES
    Dibyendu Nandi IISER-K
    Nimisha Kantharia NCRA
    A. N. Ramaprakash IUCAA
    Ranjeev Misra IUCAA
    Archana Pai IISER-TVM
    Somak Raychaudhury Presidency Univ
    Arun Mangalam IIA
    T. Seshadri Delhi Univ
    Bhaswati Mookerjea TIFR
    Anandmayee Tej IIST
    Ashish Mahabal Caltech

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