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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  • Nominations are invited for the "Justice Oak best thesis" award for the year 2016
    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 research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences and allied fields. The thesis should have been formally submitted in the calendar year (Jan to Dec) preceding the year of the award ( 2015 for award year 2016).
    The candidate should have successfully defended the thesis and all formalities for award of degree must be completed at the time of nomination. The objective of the award is to encourage excellence amongst research students in India, and the award is given on the adjudication by a standing Committee appointed by ASI. The nominations should include a summary of the scientific work constituting the thesis, a statement regarding why the nominator considers the thesis outstanding, the curriculum vitae of the candidate and a letter signed by the nominator. 
    The last date for receipt of nominations is March 15, 2017. Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the secretary of the society at

    (Posted on 10th February 2016)
  • POEC for the triennium 2016-2019

    POEC has been reconstituted for the triennium 2016-2019. For more details click here.
    (Posted on 28th November 2016)
  • ASI 2017

    The 35th Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) will be hosted by Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR) at Jaipur during 6 - 10 March, 2017. Please find more details from the website .
    (Posted on 23rd September 2016)
  • Scientific Organizing Committee 2016 - 2019

    Scientific Organizing Committee for the triennium 2016 - 2019 has been formed. For more details click here.
    (Posted on 23rd September 2016)

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