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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 organizes scientific meetings and supports the popularization of Astronomy and other similar activities.


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The following participants were awarded during the ASI 2019 meeting:

K. D. Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation for 2019 was awarded to Dr. Veena V S

Best Poster Awards
Prabir Kumar Mitra in Sun and the Solar System
Avrajit Bandyopadhyay in Stars, ISM and Galaxy
Pranjupriya Goswami in Extragalactic Astronomy
K E Rangarajan in Instrumentation and Techniques

Best Poster Award from Indian Academy of Sciences was awarded to Barnali Das for the discipline Stars, ISM and the Galaxy and Sanna Gulati for the discipline Extragalactic Astronomy.

(Posted on 26th February 2019)