Infrared astronomy in India with balloons

S. K. Ghosh*
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India

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An historical account of developments related to balloon borne Far Infrared astronomy programme at TIFR, spanning over three decades has been presented. Recently, the main work-horse, TIFR 100 cm telescope (T100) completed 25 years of successful operations. A few interesting examples of technical innovations as well as scientific results from T100 are briefly described.

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