Announcements

Posted On: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:04
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) invites proposals from the astronomical community of India and Belgium for observations with 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) for the observing cycle from October 2020 to January 2021 (DOT-2020-C2). The deadline for receiving these proposals is 23:59:59 IST (UTC+5.5 hrs), Sunday, August 09, 2020. India has 93% share in the telescope time of which 33% is guaranteed to ARIES, and the Belgian share is 7%. The Principal Investigat
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Posted On: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 18:14
July issue of the Sky News Thanks so much Arvind Paranjpye, Director Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Centre,
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Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 12:13
IIA has organised LIVE STREAM of the ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE from Hanle, Kodaikanal and Bengaluru along with IIA Public outreach webinars on 21st June 2020 at 10.15 am onwards LIVE STREAM of Eclipse and Webinar link: https://youtu.be/Plrmb12pB4Q Hanle Link: https://youtu.be/jmnj-k_mt2Q All links at one page: https://sites.google.com/view/iiaoutreach/ [2] Visibility at Hanle is 90%, Visibility at Leh 87%, Merak 85%, Bangalore 36% and Kodaikanal is 27%. Duration: 3 hours, 22 minutes, 13 seconds Part
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Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 12:12
AGU Fall Meeting: Dec 7-11 Dec 2020 https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting Down the icy road: The journey of ices from interstellar clouds to planetary systems Session ID: 102214 Session Description: Ices are ubiquitous in the Universe, from icy bodies in our Solar System to interstellar clouds and planet-forming disks. These ices represent a large reservoir of C, H, O, and N-bearing volatile compounds that can already form at the pre-stellar stage, be inherited, and evolve around protostars and plane
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Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 09:16
We are all expectantly waiting for the Summer Solstice Solar Eclipse on Sunday i.e. 21 June, 2020. It will be breathtakingly annular (almost 99% coverage) in a belt in North India and partial in various percentages in the rest of the country. Everyone is welcome to get more details and resources regarding it at: http://astron-soc.in/outreach/activities/aseindia2020/ To allow everyone to enjoy it and to learn about it from the safety of their homes in these times, the ASI-POEC and Inter-Universit
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Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 13:53
Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciencES (ARIES), India and Space Sciences, Technologies and Astrophysics Research Institute (STAR, Liège University), Belgium are organizing a three days online workshop (29, 30 June and 01 July, 2020, https://aries.res.in/~ilmt/), via the Zoom platform, in the context of the 4m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) which is located in Devasthal, ARIES, India. The ILMT has been fully constructed and is expected to get its first light in Fal
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Posted On: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 18:20
Anupam Bhardwaj of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Beijing and Gabriela Calistro Rivera of the European Southern Observatory, Munich have been awarded the Gruber Foundation Fellowships for 2020. Anupam completed his PhD from University of Delhi in 2017 on the topic of "Light Curve Analysis of Variable Stars". Each year, The Gruber Foundation, in collaboration with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), funds a US$50 000 fellowship for promising young astronomers.The anno
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Posted On: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:09
Internationally, IAU, SKA, Nature-Index have already highlighted our citizen science research efforts. Specially because of Covid-19, IAU created a list of online resources for public to stay engaged in learning astronomy from home. RAD@home has been listed there. I hope such a broadcast from ASI will be in the public interest. https://www.skatelescope.org/outreachandeducation/outreach-resources/cit... https://www.iau.org/public/callforonlineresources/ go.nature.com/2ZJraif   Message: "While we
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Posted On: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:08
Call for Proposal (2020-2021 term) Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO) would like to call for new proposals using 14m radio telescope for 2020-2021 term (from October 2020 to May 2021). https://radio.kasi.re.kr/trao/proposal/proposal_2020.php Submission deadline is August 20th 2020 (to traoprop@kasi.re.kr). Cover page of proposal is provided in TRAO home page (see below). Please write in Words or PDF form up to 4 pages (LP and GP) with font size 10, including science justification, technic
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Posted On: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 16:31
The Google form is meant to collect information about PhD thesis in astronomy and related areas. We will create a local database and also contribute to astrogen project (astrogen.aas.org). Anyone who faces problems or has queries may contact me at jsbagla@gmail.com. Link is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRNiQkfx7OnTJRH_9gg4_hiVNuHlDQ...
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:38
150 yrs of the periodic table: “Chemical elements in the Universe: origin and evolution’’ to be held at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore during 16 - 19 December 2019. The details are attached as PDF. Thank you very much. With best regards, Gajendra Pandey
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:36
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings. The SOC of the 38th meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) has asked me to organize a session titled "Teaching in Astronomy" on the 14th of February from 1600 hr to 1730 hr. The total duration is 1.5 hr. As you are aware the 38th meeting of ASI will be held at IISER Tirupati. It would be good to hear different voices on how best to increase the spread as well as the level of teaching of astronomy in our institutions of higher education, along w
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:37
The application process for new membership of the IAU (International Astronomical Union) has now begun: The applications are invited under two categories: 1. IAU Individual Membership   Starting from this year, these applications will be considered on an annual basis, according to the information from the IAU office. All Indian scientists working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics are eligible to apply for this. Those who would like to apply for the IAU individual membership must fill o
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:36
Dear Colleague, We are writing to you to draw your attention to the Vatican Summer School on Centres of Galaxies that we are organizing in June 2020 (http://www.vaticanobservatory.va/content/specolavaticana/en/summer-schoo...) The school is aimed at, but not limited to, students who at the time of the school will be in their last year of undergraduate studies or in their first year of graduate studies. If you know suitable candidates, and especially candidates from developing countries, whose ai
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:35
Members of the Astronomical Society of India Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you are aware, IUCAA has been recognized as the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Astronomy and Astrophysics by MHRD,  and the primary task of the NRC now is to make on-line courses  on Astronomy and Astrophysics for teachers. This is part of the  Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT). While for  ARPIT 2018 we produced a broad brush overview of Astronomy and Astrophysics, this year for ARPIT 2019 we have focus
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