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Posted On: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 14:24
The School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, in association with the Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune will be conducting a Workshop on Ultraviolet Astronomy (Dec 5 - 7 2020). The last date for applying is 26th Nov 2020. The link for applying is given below and the poster is attached. https://cutt.ly/uvastronomy Dr. K. Indulekha
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Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:07
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings. Given the current pandemic situation, the Ministry of Education along with AICTE, and NTA (for conducting the examinations), have decided to offer the ARPIT 2019 courses for ARPIT 2020. Accordingly the course on "Stars and Stellar systems" which IUCAA NRC had made last year with the help of many leading researchers in the field, is being offered as ARPIT 2020. The course material are presently available via SWAYAM. The course covers stars and stella
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Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:06
We are pleased to attach the SkyNews December 2020 issue, along with our greetings and compliments. For the uninitiated, SkyNews is a free electronic newsletter for sky observers in India. It gives information about what can be observed in the night sky directly and through a small telescope. You are welcome to pass on this newsletter to anyone else who might be interested in such observations. If you are part of an amateur astronomy group that organises public star parties, do let us know. We
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Posted On: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 20:34
The Scientific Workshop will take place on January 12, 2021 , followed the next day by the India-SA Astronomy Working Group Meeting on January 13, 2021. Both events will be hosted via video conference (Zoom). Please find more details from the attached file. - Dipankar Bhattacharya
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Posted On: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:05
The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore is organizing a three day virtual meeting during 1 - 3 December 2020 to celebrate five years of observations with UVIT. Please find more details from the attached poster. Meeting link: https://www.iiap.res.in/uvit_2020 Registration closes on 10th November 2020 -C. S. Stalin
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Posted On: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:02
Please find the attached SkyNews for November 2020 -Arvind Paranjpye
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Posted On: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 18:59
I am writing on behalf of the National Committee of the IAU. (For information the other members of the Indian National Committee of the IAU are: G. C. Anupama (IIA), Dipankar Bannerjee (ARIES), Prateek Sharma (IISc), Tarun Souradeep (IISER Pune) and Kandaswamy Subramanian (IUCAA)). The IAU is inviting nominations for Individual Membership as well as Junior Membership. As a rule, Individual Membership in the IAU is open to scientists with a PhD or equivalent in a branch of astrophysics. Scienti
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Posted On: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:03
Dear colleague, I hope that this message finds you well. As you know each IAU Division has, once a year, the opportunity to award its own prize to the candidate it feels has carried out the most remarkable work in the previous year (i.e. a PhD Thesis which has been defended between the 16 December in the previous year, and 15 December this year). The IAU PhD Prize is open to candidates from any country, regardless of whether the country has IAU National Membership. The objective is to recogniz
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Posted On: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:01
SkyNews for October 2020, please find the attached file for your reference. ................................................... - Arvind Paranjpye
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 09:34
The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has been surveying the full sky  since July 2014.  The first data release (DR1) was in September 2016 and  the second data release (DR2) was in April 2018. Gaia is revolutionizing  our understanding of the formation history of the Milky Way and is  having a significant impact on other areas of astronomy ranging from  solar system objects to quasars. Science results from the Gaia are  paving the way for large spectroscopic surveys. This is the right time 
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Posted On: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:57
Call for ASI 2021 Workshop Proposals The 39th meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) is scheduled to be held online in mid-February 2021 tentatively. As has been the case for the last several ASI meetings, it is proposed to hold a few one-day workshops the day before the ASI meeting starts. The SOC invites proposals for conducting workshops, in the form of a 1-2 page abstract about the theme, the rationale for the workshop and the expected number of participants. The current ex
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 20:20
The deadline for receiving the nominations for all the awards has been extended upto 22nd Oct 2020. Nominations are invited for the "Justice Oak best thesis award" for the year 2020 The Astronomical Society of India gives the Justice V. G. Oak Award every year for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in Astronomy and related areas, by a student working for a Ph.D. in India. The nominations for this award may be made by senior scientists, directors or heads of institutes or observatories engaged in resea
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Posted On: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 19:19
Meeting Date: 29th and 30th Sept 2020 Deadline for the registration : 20th September 2020 Website link : https://www.iiap.res.in/HCT20/ The Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT), the flagship facility for the Indian ground-based astronomy, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Twenty years ago, on 26th September 2000, HCT captured its first light image. Since then, HCT is serving the Indian scientific community by providing quality data in optical and near-infrared wavelength regions to pursue
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Posted On: Monday, September 7, 2020 - 12:21
Date: 15 - 20th March 2021 Venue: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore Website Link: https://skamse2020.sciencesconf.org/ Announcement of the 4th Indo-french CEFIPRA Astronomy meeting (IFCAM) on 'Galactic and extragalactic universe in the era of new-generation radio (SKA and pathfinders)/IR/Optical (MSE) facilities' jointly organized by the University of Lyon and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). The meeting is supported by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Resea
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:11
The YouTube link for the livestream is: https://youtu.be/k3GLGs8_fME Title: Extraordinary/Ordinary: R. Rajalakshmi’s Life in Science Abstract: “Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.” This prescient quote from Marx is doubly true for women as they rearrange their lives to meet the expectations of their fathers and husbands. For women
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