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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  • New Chair of POEC

    Dr. Aniket Sule has taken over as the new Chairperson of the Public Outreach and Education Committee of ASI as of April 1st 2018. Dr. Niruj Mohan Ramanujam will continue as Member.

    (Posted on 10th April 2018)
  • K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation during ASI 2018

    K D Abhyankar Best thesis presentation award was awarded to Dr. Visweshwar Ram Marthi by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) for the year 2018 during the 36th annual meeting of ASI at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 5 - 9 February 2018

  • Best Poster Awards during ASI 2018

    The Best Poster awards in the mentioned category were awarded to the following participants during 36th Annual Meeting of Astronomical society of India held at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 5 - 9 February 2018

    Sun and the Solar system: Surajit Mondal
    Stars, ISM and Galaxy: Nayana A J
    Extragalactic Astronomy: Pratik Dabhade
    Genaral Relativity & Cosmology: Shishir Sankhyayan
    Instrumentation and Techniques:Vinutha C


    Best Poster Award from Indian Academy of Sciences was awarded to Snehalata Sahu for the discipline Stars, ISM and the Galaxy and Chayan Mondal for the discipline Extragalactic Astronomy

  • ASI and IASc co-publishing JAA

    Astronomical Society of India (ASI) and the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru are joining hands in the publication of the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy (JAA) from December 2017 issue onwards, which will be the first joint publication in collaboration with Springer Nature, India. Please visit this link for more details

    (Posted on 14th December 2017)


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