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Astrosat Picture of the Month #001

October 2017: This APOM shows us newly formed star clusters in the dwarf galaxy Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM), imaged by the Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope on board the ASTROSAT. (Picture Credits: Annapurni Subramaniam) To download a high resolution image, see link.       “AstroSat Picture of the Month” is an initiative of the Public Outreach and […]

Zero Shadow Day

The POEC has created and collected useful resource material on the Zero Shadow Day. For a given place below +23.5 degrees latitude in India, this occurs when the Sun is exactly overhead and hence casts no shadow on a vertical object. This occurs twice a year, once during Uttarayan and once during Dakshinayan. For more […]