ASI 2017 Programme Schedule

Programme
35th Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of India
6 - 10 March 2017, B. M. Birla Auditorium, Jaipur


Monday, March 6, 2017
  Workshops
9.30 - 18.30 Gravitational wave astronomy: The new window to the universe
( Venue: Hall A)
New Initiatives in the field of Exoplanetary Science in India
( Venue: Hall B)
Science with Aditya L1 mission
( Venue: Hall C)
X-ray Observations and Data Analysis of Compact Objects
( Venue: Hall D)
High performance computing in Astrophysics
( Venue: Hall E)
  Astronomy Education and Outreach
( Venue: Hall E)
18.30 - 19.30 Somak Raychaudhury - IUCAA's role in Astronomy Education in India
H. P. Singh - Astronomy and Astrophysics at Delhi University
Priya Hasan - Saath Satve Aasman: Together to the Seventh Heaven
19.30 - 20:30 Dinner
 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9.30 - 11.00 Inauguration and Presidential Address [Chairperson: Annapurni Subramaniam]
( Venue: Auditorium)
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 12:30 Vainu Bappu Presentation [Chairperson: Annapurni Subramaniam]
Luca Cortese - Galaxy transformation in the local Universe
( Venue: Auditorium)
12:30 - 13:00 Special Lecture : Jonathan Tennyson - Molecular line lists for the opacity of exoplanets, cool stars and other atmospheres
( Venue: Auditorium)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16.00 Sun and the Solar System 1
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 1
( Venue: Hall B)
Extragalactic Astronomy 1
( Venue: Hall C)
General Relativity and Cosmology 1
( Venue: Hall D)
16.00 - 16.30 Tea Break
16.30 - 18.00 Sun and the Solar System 2
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 2
( Venue: Hall B)
Extragalactic Astronomy 2
( Venue: Hall C)
Instrumentation and Techniques 1
( Venue: Hall D)
18.30 - 19.30 Banquet Dinner
 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  Plenary Session 1 - ASTROSAT [Chairperson: S. Seetha]
( Venue: Auditorium)
9.30 - 11.00 Annapurni Subramaniam - Early Science results from the Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope
Ranjeev Misra - ASTROSAT: A New Era for Rapid X-ray Timing Studies
Santosh Vadawale - Hard X-ray Polarimetry with AstroSat CZTI
Gulab Dewangan - AstroSat status and science support
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Sun and the Solar System 3
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 3
( Venue: Hall B)
Extragalactic Astronomy 3
( Venue: Hall C)
Instrumentation and Techniques 2
( Venue: Hall D)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16.00 Sun and the Solar System 4
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 4
( Venue: Hall B)
Extragalactic Astronomy 4
( Venue: Hall C)
General Relativity and Cosmology 2
( Venue: Hall D)
16.00 - 16.30 Tea Break
16.30 - 17.30 Thesis Presentation 1
( Venue: Hall E)
17.30 General Body Meeting
( Venue: Hall E)
19.30 - 20:30 Dinner
 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
  Plenary Session 2 - GR and Cosmology [Chairperson: Arnab Rai Choudhuri]
( Venue: Auditorium)
9.30 - 11.00 Rishi Khatri - Information hidden in the CMB spectral distortions
Biswajit Pandey - An information theory based search for homogeneity and isotropy in the Universe
Kanan Dutta - Probing the universe with the HI 21cm line
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Sun and the Solar System 5
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 5
( Venue: Hall B)
Extragalactic Astronomy 5
( Venue: Hall C)
Instrumentation and Techniques 3
( Venue: Hall D)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16.00 Sun and the Solar System 6
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 6
( Venue: Hall B)
Extragalactic Astronomy 6
( Venue: Hall C)
Instrumentation and Techniques 4
( Venue: Hall D)
16.00 - 16.30 Tea Break
16.30 - 18.00 Sun and the Solar System 7
( Venue: Hall A)
Stars, ISM and the Galaxy 7
( Venue: Hall B)
- General Relativity and Cosmology 3
( Venue: Hall D)
  Public Talk on TMT [Chairperson: Ajit Kembhavi]
( Venue: Auditorium)
18.30 - 19.30 A. N. Ramaprakash - The Thirty Metre Telescope : a leap from known unknowns to unknown unknowns
19.30 - 20:30 Dinner
 
Friday, March 10, 2017
  Plenary Session 3 - Sun [Chairperson: Dipankar Banerjee]
( Venue: Hall E)
9.30 - 11.00 Arnab Rai Choudhuri - How it begins: Magnetic field generation in the Sun's interior
Durgesh Tripathi - It's hot, magnetic, happening and it matters: The Solar Corona
N. Srivastava - Preliminary observations with Multi-Application Solar Telescope (MAST) at Udaipur Solar Observatory
11.00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Thesis Presentation 2
( Venue: Hall E)
13.00 - 14:30 Lunch Break and End of Conference
  Trip to Jantar Mantar

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