Announcements

Posted On: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:37
The application process for new membership of the IAU (International Astronomical Union) has now begun: The applications are invited under two categories: 1. IAU Individual Membership   Starting from this year, these applications will be considered on an annual basis, according to the information from the IAU office. All Indian scientists working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics are eligible to apply for this. Those who would like to apply for the IAU individual membership must fill o
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:36
Dear Colleague, We are writing to you to draw your attention to the Vatican Summer School on Centres of Galaxies that we are organizing in June 2020 (http://www.vaticanobservatory.va/content/specolavaticana/en/summer-schoo...) The school is aimed at, but not limited to, students who at the time of the school will be in their last year of undergraduate studies or in their first year of graduate studies. If you know suitable candidates, and especially candidates from developing countries, whose ai
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Posted On: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:35
Members of the Astronomical Society of India Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you are aware, IUCAA has been recognized as the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Astronomy and Astrophysics by MHRD,  and the primary task of the NRC now is to make on-line courses  on Astronomy and Astrophysics for teachers. This is part of the  Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT). While for  ARPIT 2018 we produced a broad brush overview of Astronomy and Astrophysics, this year for ARPIT 2019 we have focus
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Posted On: Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:54
Workshop on Scientific Project Financial Management for Women Nov 25, 2019 IISER Pune in association with DST is organising: Workshop on Scientific Project Financial Management for Women Science Professionals Dates: November 25-29, 2019. Venue: IISER Pune More information and application details: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/userfiles/files/Sci%20Financial%20Mgmt%20Work... https://drive.google.com/file/d/12O5TVzSt35jP_IU6EcgedEI6ayWU6paR/view
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Posted On: Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:53
The COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop is going to be held at Kodaikanal Solar Observatory during January 6-17, 2020. The title of the workshop is "Coronal and Interplanetary Shocks : Analysis of Data from Space and Ground based instruments". The workshop URL is " https://www.iiap.res.in/COSPAR_KSO2020 ". The first announcement document and flyer are also enclosed herewith for circulation. Kindly inform this to your known circles so that the info reaches the interested / potential candidates.
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Posted On: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:56
A 3-day workshop on Application of data science in Astrophysics and Gravitational Wave Research is going to be held at IIIT Allahabad between November 1-3, 2019. The program and registration details of the workshop can be found from the following link: https://dsap.iiita.ac.in/
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Posted On: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:55
The 5th Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting (APSPM) shall take place in Pune, India from February, 3 – 8, 2020. It is being jointly organised by the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. For details: http://www.iucaa.in/~apspm/ The meeting will have seven sessions: Facilities for Solar Astronomy: Present and future plans Solar Magnetic Field: Generation, evolution and impact on Solar i
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Posted On: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 11:29
Nominations are invited for the "Justice Oak best thesis" award for the year 2019 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 for
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Posted On: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 15:23
The pre-registration and abstract submission for the 9th ICGC to be organised at IISER Mohali is now open. The pre-registration can be done through the link http://14.139.227.202/web/icgc2019/index.html International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) IISER Mohali December 10-13, 2019 The 9th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISERM), during December 10 - 13, 2019. ICGC meeting
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Posted On: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 15:23
Pressing for Progress 2019: A National Conference towards Gender Equity in Physics by the Indian Physics Association, hosted by the University of Hyderabad during 19-21 September 2019. The IPA Conference will be a first-of-its kind national meeting in which both physics-related and sociology of physics-related topics will be deliberated. It is intended to serve as a forum wherein physicists, Masters level and up, will draw inspiration from keynote talks by eminent women physicists, have an opp
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Posted On: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 15:38
I am writing as Chair of Commission 19 of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. We support an annual prize in astrophysics - the Call is attached - and we look forward to your nominations very best wishes Gerry Gilmore Chair, IUPAP C19 - Astrophysics
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Posted On: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 15:37
As you are aware, an Astronomy Centre for Educators (ACE) has been established at IUCAA, with the two main constituent units at present being the Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) for further developing astronomy teaching in the country with an emphasis on the higher-education sector; and the National Resource Centre (NRC) for developing the Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) for teachers. Both the programmes are being funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),
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Posted On: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 14:54
The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) invites applications for the Radio Astronomy School 2019 to be held from August 19 to 30, 2019, at NCRA-TIFR, Pune. The objective of the school is to provide the upcoming generation of astronomers exposure to the techniques and excitement of radio astronomy, especially in the context of the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) which has recently undergone a major upgrade. The RAS-2019 will cons
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Posted On: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 09:34
A new book by me (co-authored with Vasanthi Padmanabhan) titled "Dawn of Science - Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind" has just been published by Springer. The website links for this book are given at the end of this mail. Some details regarding the book can be found in the attached pdf file of the front matter. This book is intended for the GENERAL PUBLIC and is written at a popular level, esp for the younger audience, school/college students etc. We sincerely hope many of you enjoy rea
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Posted On: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 16:17
The 2018 GROWTH Winter School in Time Domain Astronomy was held at IIT Bombay. We are delighted to announce that the educational resources from the 2018 GROWTH astronomy school are now online at http://growth.caltech.edu/astronomy-school.html and available for download by students and educators around the world. Our astronomy school is designed to train graduate and advanced undergraduate students in time-domain astronomy in observational techniques and tools for follow up of transient events ac
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