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A file photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru. Many occasions have been individually deliberate conserving in thoughts guests and faculty college students who will be capable of have interaction in varied actions from January 31 to February 4, 2024.
| Photograph Credit score: MURALI KUMAR Ok

Bengaluru will host the biggest annual gathering of astronomers from India when the forty second assembly of the Astronomical Society of India shall be held within the capital of Karnataka.

In response to the Astronomical Society of India, scientific discourses focussing on the Solar, planets, black holes and past shall be held from January 31 to February 4. About 750 astronomers shall be in attendance.

Many occasions have been individually deliberate conserving in thoughts guests and faculty college students who will be capable of have interaction in varied actions all through the week.

Particular points of interest this 12 months embody the discharge of the decadal astronomy imaginative and prescient doc, which is the end result of a nationwide train to think about the way forward for cosmic exploration from India, a workshop on the not too long ago launched AdityaL1 mission – India’s first house primarily based photo voltaic observatory, plenary lectures highlighting India’s planetary exploration program and pulsar timing array initiatives, and recognition of scholars and scientists for excellent contribution to astronomy and astrophysics analysis and capability constructing actions. Extra particulars can be found at this website.

The Public Outreach and Training Committee of the Astronomical Society of India is partnering with native organisers and astronomy industries to host standard lectures on themes starting from house exploration to the function of astronomy in defining time and calendars. Lectures have been deliberate on astrophotography with a particular showcase on the night time skies of the Indian Himalayas, and the necessity to protect the heritage of the skies. Photo voltaic and night time sky commentary occasions have been organised, and a star celebration is being deliberate on the J.N. Planetarium.

An in depth agenda of occasions open to the general public is on the market at this website.

The assembly of the Astronomical Society of India is being collectively organised by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO), and the J.N. Planetarium. The formal inauguration of the occasion will happen on February 1 at 9 a.m. at J.N. Tata auditorium, IISc.

Schedule of occasions: What you may stay up for at assembly of Astronomical Society of India

Day & Date Time Occasion Venue Speaker
Tuesday, January 30 12 Midday Photo voltaic Observations and Interactions with Scientists Kendriya Vidyalaya, IISc
Tuesday, January 30 4 pm Particular Colloquium on Trade-Academia Interface with IISc Division of Physics. Title: Catalysing Tutorial and Personal Partnerships within the Use of Large Knowledge for Area Exploration and Human Profit: The Frontier Growth Lab Physics Division Auditorium, IISc Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA
Tuesday, January 30 5.30 pm Astronomy Discovery Lecture for College students Subject: Planetary and Lunar Exploration Science Outdated Physics Constructing, IISc Shyama Narendranath, ISRO
Tuesday, January 30 6.15 pm Astronomy Discovery Lecture for College students Subject: Time and Calendars Outdated Physics Constructing, IISc Aniket Sule, HBCSE-TIFR
Tuesday, January 30 7.30 pm Evening Sky Watching Predominant constructing floor, IISc
Wednesday, January 31 6.30 pm The Himalayan Evening Skies from Ladakh J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc Dorje Angchuk, IIA
Wednesday, January 31 7.15 pm Newbie’s Information to Astrophotography J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc Aloke Kumar, IISc
Thursday, February 1 4.30 pm The Solar by the Eyes of India’s AdityaL1 J.N. Planetarium Durgesh Tripathi , IUCAA
Saturday, February 3 12 midday Photo voltaic observations J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc
Saturday, February 3 2.30 pm Area Tech Demonstration Workshop for College students and Public J.N. Planetarium Staff: Kalam Labs
Saturday, February 3 4.30 pm Tales of the Universe from AstroSat J.N. Planetarium S. Seetha, RRI
Saturday, February 3 6 pm Star Get together for College students and Public J.N. Planetarium Staff: Kalam Labs, IISc Astrae and J.N. Planetarium
Sunday, February 4 4.30 pm The Himalayan Evening Skies from Ladakh J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc Dorje Angchuk, IIA


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