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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  • ASI and IASc co-publishing JAA

    Astronomical Society of India (ASI) and the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru are joining hands in the publication of the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy (JAA) from December 2017 issue onwards, which will be the first joint publication in collaboration with Springer Nature, India. Please visit this link for more details

    (Posted on 14th December 2017)
  • Justice Oak Award 2016

    The Justice Oak award for the year 2016 will be awarded to Dr. Pallavi Bhat and Dr. Tanmoy Chattopadhyay during the 36th Meeting of Astronomical Society of India to be held at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 5 - 9 February 2018.

    Dr. Pallavi Bhat did her Ph.D from IUCAA, Pune under the supervision of Prof. Kandaswamy Subramanian and is presently working at Plasma Science and Fusion Centre, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

    Dr. Tanmoy Chattopadhyay did his Ph.D from Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad under the supervision of Dr. Santosh Vadawale and is presently working at PennState University State College, Pennsylvania.

    (Posted on 20th October 2017)
  • ASI 2018

    The 36th Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) will be hosted by Osmania University at Hyderabad during 5 - 9 February, 2018. Please find more details from the website .
    (Posted on 29th August 2017)
  • Group Photo and Image Gallery for ASI 2017

    The Group Photo and Image Gallery has been updated, please visit the website for more details.

    (Posted on 13th September 2017)
  • Call for Workshop proposals for ASI 2018 Annual Meeting
    The next ASI meeting is scheduled to be held at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 5-9 Feb 2018. As has been the case for the last several ASI meetings, it is proposed to hold a few one-day workshops on day before the ASI meeting starts (i.e. on Monday 05/Feb/2018). The SOC invites proposals for conducting workshops, in the form of a 1-2 page abstract about the theme and rationale for the workshop, expected number of participants, as well as the requirements for audio-visual equipment etc.

    The organizers should note that 1. All workshop participants have to register for the main ASI meeting 2. Organizers would need to provide funding to cover all expenses related to the workshop (apart from the cost of hiring the venue).

    Proposals should be sent to and should reach by 31/Jul/2017.

    (Posted on 10th July 2017)

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