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.
During ASI 2019 the following awards will be awarded
ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award for 2018 to Dr. Niruj Mohan Ramanujam and ASI POEC
ASI Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award for 2018 to Dr. Dibyendu Nandi
New Discovery Award to Prof. Joydeep Bagchi and Team
Vainu Bappu Gold Medal for 2016 to Dr. Varun Bhalerao
Justice Oak Award for 2016 and 2017 to Dr. Tanmoy Chattopadhyay and Dr. Vaidehi S. Paliya
Best Poster Award for ASI 2019 - will be announced during the Meeting
K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation for ASI 2019 - will be announced during the Meeting
(Posted on 13th February 2019)
Election Results of Executive Council Elections for triennium 2019-22
As per the results of the online voting, the returning officers have concluded the following candidates have been as elected as EC members of ASI for the next triennium 2019-22.
G C Anupama (L 0586) - IIA, Bangalore - President
Shantanu Rastogi (L 2042)- DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur - Vice-President
Divya Oberoi (L 2084)- NCRA-TIFR, Pune - Secretary
C S Stalin (L 2032) - IIA, Bengaluru - Treasurer
Poonam Chandra (L2118) - NCRA-TIFR, Pune
Kuntal Misra (L2099) - ARIES, Nainital
Joe Jacob (L2160) - Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala
Parameswaran Ajith (L2165) - ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore
(Posted on 13th February 2019)
ASI ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award for 2018
The ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award for the year 2018 be awarded jointly to Dr Niruj Mohan Ramanujam, for his significant contributions to the public outreach activities, in his individual capacity, and to the POEC team of the ASI as a whole for the valuable efforts made in public outreach activities which have enhanced the visibility of Astronomy in the general public.
(Posted on 07th February 2019)
ASI Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award for 2018
ASI Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award for 2018 will be presented to Dr. Dibyendu Nandi during the 37th annual meeting of ASI to be held at Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru from 18 - 22 February 2019. Dr. Dibyendu is associated with MSU, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and IISER, Kolkata where he carried most of his research work.
(Posted on 4th February 2019)
Vainu Bappu Gold Medal for 2016
The Vainu Bappu Gold medal award for 2016 will be awarded to Dr. Varun Bhalerao during 37th annual meeting of ASI to be held at Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru from 18 - 22 February 2019. Dr. Varun is presently working at IIT, Bombay.
(Posted on 28th January 2019)
Justice Oak Award for 2017 and 2018
The Justice Oak award for the year 2017 will be awarded to Dr. Vaidehi Sharan Paliya.
Dr. Vaidehi Sharan Paliya did his Ph.D from Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru under the supervision of Prof. C. S. Stalin and he is presently working at Clemson University, USA.
The Justice Oak award for the year 2018 will be awarded to Dr. Rajeshwari Dutta.
Dr. Rajeshwari Dutta did her Ph.D from Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astro-physics (IUCAA),Pune under the supervision of Prof. R. Srianand and she is presently working at ESO, Garching.
(Posted on 21st December 2018)
Two new award announcements by ASI
ASI has introduced two new awards namely Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award and Zubin Kembhavi Award. Please find more information from this link.
(Posted on 10th Dec 2018)
Nominations are invited for the "Prof. M. K. Vainu Bappu Gold Medal (2018)"
Nominations for the Vainu Bappu 2018 award are invited. Work done prior to 31 December 2017 only will be considered. Please find more details from this link.
(Posted on 13th November 2018)