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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  • K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation

    K D Abhyankar Best thesis presentation award was awarded to Dr. S. Athiray by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) for the year 2016 during the 34th annual meeting of ASI at Kashmir University, Srinagar

    (Posted on 17th May 2016)
  • Best Poster Award

    The Best Poster awards in the mentioned category were awarded to the following participants during 34th Annual Meeting of Astronomical society of India held at Kashmir University, Srinagar

    Sun & Solar system: Rakesh Chandra Narwa
    Stars, The Milky Way Galaxy and its neighbours: Kishalay De
    Extragalactic Astronomy: Ruta Kale
    GR & Cosmology: Priyanka Singh
    Instrumentation and Techniques: Anshu Kumari


    (Posted on 17th May 2016)
  • Justice Oak Best Thesis Award for 2015 will be awarded to Dr. Rupal Basak during 34th Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India, Kashmir University, Srinagar . Rupal has completed his PhD studies from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai in the year 2014. He is presently working in Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw.
    (Posted on 28th April 2016)
  • The following members are elected as the members of the Executive Council (EC) of the Astronomical Society of India for the Triennium 2016-2019
    President- Prof. S. K. Pandey, Ravishankar Shukla University
    Vice-President- Dr. S. Seetha, ISRO
    Immediate Past-President- Ajit Kembhavi, IUCAA
    Secretary- Prof. Dipankar Banerjee, IIA
    Treasurer- Prof. K. S. Dwarakanath, RRI
    Councillor- Prof. Gulab Chand Dewangan, IUCAA
    Councillor- Prof. Divya Oberoi, NCRA
    Councillor- Dr. Santosh Vadawale, PRL
    Councillor- Prof. Anandmayee Tej, IIST

    The New EC will take charge after the General body meeting to be held in Srinagar during ASI 2016.
    (Posted on 28th April 2016)

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