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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  • 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)

  • ASICS Volume 13 - Proceedings of the Metrewavelength Sky
    Online version of ASI conference series (ASICS) volume 13, Proceedings of the Metrewavelength Sky is available now. Please find more details from this link

    (Posted on 10th April 2017)

  • K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation

    K D Abhyankar Best thesis presentation award was awarded to Dr. Sajal Kumar Dhara and Dr. Priyanka Chaturvedi by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) for the year 2017 during the 35th annual meeting of ASI at B. M. Birla Auditorium, Jaipur from 6 - 10 March 2017

    (Posted on 15th March 2017)
  • Best Poster Award

    The Best Poster awards in the mentioned category were awarded to the following participants during 35th Annual Meeting of Astronomical society of India held at B. M. Birla Auditorium, Jaipur from 6 - 10 March 2017

    Sun and the Solar system: Vaibhav Pant
    Stars, ISM and Galaxy: Supriyo Ghosh
    Extragalactic Astronomy: Amit Kumar Mandal
    Genaral Relativity & Cosmology: Pratik Tarafdar
    Instrumentation and Techniques: Ashish Mhaske

    Best Poster Award from Indian Academy of Sciences was awarded to Nishtha Sachdeva for the discipline Sun and the Solar System and Vinita Navalkar for the discipline Instrumentation and Techniques

    (Posted on 15th March 2017)
  • 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 has been extended upto 31st March 2017. Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the secretary of the society at

    (Posted on 15th March 2017)

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