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Posted On: Friday, September 8, 2023 - 10:30

We are happy to announce that the School of Mathematics, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, is going to organize an "International Conference on Advancements in Mathematics (ICAM 2023)" from September 28th to 30th, 2023. 

We cordially invite you to participate and present research findings in the ICAM 2023.

please find more details from the following link and…

Posted On: Friday, September 8, 2023 - 10:24

A conference on Modern Engineering Trends in Astronomy (META-2023) is being jointly organized by Raman Research Institute, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Physical Research Laboratory. META provides a common platform for students,…

Posted On: Friday, September 8, 2023 - 10:21

INTEGRAL's final call for Guest Observing time, AO-21, is now open, deadline 29th September:


The ESA Director of Science (Prof. Carole Mundell) released the 21st Announcement of Opportunity (AO-21) for observing proposals with…

Posted On: Friday, September 8, 2023 - 10:17

We are delighted to announce a conference "AKR centenary program" during October 5-7, 2023 at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. In this program, we will discuss the works of Professor Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri and remember him as the scientist, the teacher, and the visionary. We will have technical seminars followed by
an outreach program for the students.


Posted On: Friday, September 1, 2023 - 11:04

Please find attached the SkyNews for September 2023.

-Arvind Paranjpye

Posted On: Friday, August 25, 2023 - 11:28

Dear Colleagues,

"The MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey team has released radio continuum images and a catalog of 495,325 radio sources detected over an area of 2289 deg2 from 391 telescope pointings at 1 - 1.4 GHz.  The catalogs and images are publicly available at https://mals.iucaa.in.  This is the first of several radio continuum and…

Posted On: Friday, August 18, 2023 - 12:27

Following are the recordings from the Computational Astrophysics Workshop organised by Dipanjan Mukherjee (IUCAA), Prateek Sharma (IISc), and Bhargav Vaidya (IIT Indore) at IISc Bangalore in July, 2023.,

Posted On: Friday, August 4, 2023 - 10:03

Dear All,

This is to inform you that the 8th Indo-French Astronomy School Spectroscopy 3D will be held during November 6-12, 2023, at IUCAA, Pune.
Please access the below-mentioned URL for details:


Thanks and regards,

Nirupama Bawdekar
(on behalf of AOCP)

Posted On: Friday, July 28, 2023 - 09:40

Please find attached the SkyNews for August 2023.

One good outreach opportunity that we have this month is - the Blue Moon and Super Moon on the last day of the month.

We have attached a brief note on Blue Moon and Super Moon. This will of course be following the Moon Landing - Chandrayaan 3.

-Arvind Paranjpye

Posted On: Friday, July 21, 2023 - 09:32

The book 'Nobel prizes in astronomy' written by Pushpa Khare has recently been published by Springer. Written in an accessible style, this unique book aims at describing the Nobel prize winning works in astronomy to readers who only have a background of high school physics. It gives a glimpse of the work done by those prize-winning astronomers at the forefront of research and the state-of-the-…

Posted On: Friday, July 7, 2023 - 10:27

The BRICS Astronomy Working Group Workshop will be held on 16 - 19 October 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. 

This year the science theme of the meeting will be “Survey Science and Big Data”.

This notice is a Call for Abstracts from those wanting to present a contributed talk at the workshop in the following tracks:

  •     Data-intensive research projects and programs…
Posted On: Friday, June 30, 2023 - 10:12

Amity University is offering M.Sc. Physics with one of the specializations as Astrophysics. Please find more information from the attached file.

Prof. Suresh Chandra
Amity University

Posted On: Friday, June 30, 2023 - 10:08

Please find attached the SkyNews for July 2023.

-Mr Arvind Paranjpye
Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai

Posted On: Friday, June 30, 2023 - 10:02

We have collected here 450 best problems from Astronomy Olympiads conducted in Moscow since 1947, along with comprehensive solutions and explanations. Practical astronomy, astrodynamics, astrophysics, planetology, and astronautics are the general subjects of the problems. These problems are of very different difficulty levels, from simple questions for young amateur astronomers to real…

Posted On: Friday, June 30, 2023 - 09:59

Dear colleagues,

We're pleased to inform you that we have published a book that provides a concise introduction to gravitational waves physics, which includes problems on GW aimed at graduate and PhD students. The book covers latest developments in the detection of GW. The reader will also learn how gravitational waves provide a testing tool for various theories of gravity, i.e. general…

Posted On: Friday, June 23, 2023 - 09:58

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings. We are pleased to announce a Workshop on Astronomy-Themed Experiments to be held at the Teaching Learning Centre of the Astronomy Centre for Educators (ACE) at IUCAA from the 8th to the 12th of August 2023. The Workshop is intended for faculty members interested in exploring, creating, and sharing experiments based on concepts in astronomy for…

Posted On: Friday, June 23, 2023 - 09:53

Dear colleagues,

I'm very pleased to inform you that I have compiled some beginner-friendly data based exercises in astronomy into a small book which is now available for purchase on major ecommerce platforms as ebook and paperback worldwide (links below). These are aimed at undergraduate students/college teachers. Enthusiastic high school students may benefit from it as well.


Posted On: Friday, May 26, 2023 - 09:54

SkyNews for June 2023. Please find more information from the attached file.

Arvind Paranjpye

Posted On: Friday, May 19, 2023 - 09:24

More details and application link is available in the attached file.

Posted On: Friday, May 5, 2023 - 09:13

Title: Strange New Worlds: The Exploration of ExoPlanets
We invite you to apply for the upcoming Strange New Worlds: The Exploration of ExoPlanets workshop.
Workshop Website: https://www.iiserpune.ac.in/events/3515/exoplanet-conference-at-iiser-pune 
Workshop Dates: The…

Posted On: Friday, April 28, 2023 - 11:21

IIA is organising a three day workshop on Black holes: Theory and Observations to be held from 15-17 June at the Vainu Bappu Observatory in Kavalur, Tamil Nadu. The workshop aims to introduce the fundamentals of black hole physics and few hands-on sessions with data to M.Sc. students and early year Ph.D. students.

The registration for the workshop is now open with a deadline of 10th May…

Posted On: Friday, April 28, 2023 - 09:56

Please find more information in the attached file.

-Arvind Paranjpye

Posted On: Friday, April 21, 2023 - 10:02

Dear All,

This is a reminder about OAE's open call of opportunity for organising Teacher Training Programme for school teachers. You can find the details here: https://astro4edu.org/news/AW608XG/

Please remember the deadline is 1st May 2023. All proposals will be reviewed by international referees and successful…

Posted On: Friday, April 14, 2023 - 10:06

Applications are invited for the Bangalore summer school on GW astronomy, which will be held from 24 July to 4 August 2023 at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), Bangalore. This two-week summer school, jointly organized by ICTS-TIFR and…

Posted On: Friday, April 7, 2023 - 10:19

We are happy to invite the nominations for Prof. Peraiah Foundation Lecture 2023 from the Heads of Institutions, Directors of Observatories, Heads of Departments or individual senior scientists. The nominations, including all the supporting documents (as a single pdf file), may please be sent by email to peraiahfoundationaward@iiap.res.in…

Posted On: Friday, April 7, 2023 - 10:11

The 4m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) project results from a collaboration between Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciencES (ARIES), India, the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics (University of Liège, Belgium), the Universities of British Columbia, Laval, Montreal, Toronto, Victoria and York University. It is a zenith sky survey telescope run and managed by…

Posted On: Friday, March 24, 2023 - 10:18

SkyNews April 2023

Please find attached the SkyNews April 2023.


Evening appearance of Venus in 2023

Venus is now shining brilliantly above the western horizon soon after sunset. Drawn below are the positions of Venus above the western horizon about 30 minutes after the local sunset.  These…

Posted On: Friday, March 17, 2023 - 10:30

Dear colleagues, 

As a centennial tribute to the renowned relativist Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri, ICTS is pleased to announce a special online lecture series on Advanced General Relativity by Sunil Mukhi. The goal of this lecture series…

Posted On: Friday, March 17, 2023 - 10:29

USO-PRL Solar Physics Workshop (USPW-2023) on "Multi-scale Phenomena 
on the Sun: Present Capabilities and Future Challenges” during April 3-5, 2023.

Please find more information from the link: 

Posted On: Friday, February 24, 2023 - 10:33

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala is organising a two day workshop on "Machine learning and Astrophysics". Last one day left for registration. Online meeting link will be shared to registered participants only.

Schedule and registration link can be found in the attached file.

Best regards,
Dr. Mamta Gulati