Announcement

Posted On: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 18:59
I am writing on behalf of the National Committee of the IAU. (For information the other members of the Indian National Committee of the IAU are: G. C. Anupama (IIA), Dipankar Bannerjee (ARIES), Prateek Sharma (IISc), Tarun Souradeep (IISER Pune) and Kandaswamy Subramanian (IUCAA)). The IAU is inviting nominations for Individual Membership as well as Junior Membership. As a rule, Individual Membership in the IAU is open to scientists with a PhD or equivalent in a branch of astrophysics. Scienti
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Posted On: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:03
Dear colleague, I hope that this message finds you well. As you know each IAU Division has, once a year, the opportunity to award its own prize to the candidate it feels has carried out the most remarkable work in the previous year (i.e. a PhD Thesis which has been defended between the 16 December in the previous year, and 15 December this year). The IAU PhD Prize is open to candidates from any country, regardless of whether the country has IAU National Membership. The objective is to recogniz
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Posted On: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:01
SkyNews for October 2020, please find the attached file for your reference. ................................................... - Arvind Paranjpye
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 09:34
The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has been surveying the full sky  since July 2014.  The first data release (DR1) was in September 2016 and  the second data release (DR2) was in April 2018. Gaia is revolutionizing  our understanding of the formation history of the Milky Way and is  having a significant impact on other areas of astronomy ranging from  solar system objects to quasars. Science results from the Gaia are  paving the way for large spectroscopic surveys. This is the right time 
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Posted On: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:57
Call for ASI 2021 Workshop Proposals The 39th meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) is scheduled to be held online in mid-February 2021 tentatively. As has been the case for the last several ASI meetings, it is proposed to hold a few one-day workshops the day before the ASI meeting starts. The SOC invites proposals for conducting workshops, in the form of a 1-2 page abstract about the theme, the rationale for the workshop and the expected number of participants. The current ex
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 20:20
The deadline for receiving the nominations for all the awards has been extended upto 22nd Oct 2020. Nominations are invited for the "Justice Oak best thesis award" for the year 2020 The Astronomical Society of India gives the Justice V. G. Oak Award every year for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in Astronomy and related areas, by a student working for a Ph.D. in India. The nominations for this award may be made by senior scientists, directors or heads of institutes or observatories engaged in resea
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Posted On: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 19:19
Meeting Date: 29th and 30th Sept 2020 Deadline for the registration : 20th September 2020 Website link : https://www.iiap.res.in/HCT20/ The Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT), the flagship facility for the Indian ground-based astronomy, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Twenty years ago, on 26th September 2000, HCT captured its first light image. Since then, HCT is serving the Indian scientific community by providing quality data in optical and near-infrared wavelength regions to pursue
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Posted On: Monday, September 7, 2020 - 12:21
Date: 15 - 20th March 2021 Venue: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore Website Link: https://skamse2020.sciencesconf.org/ Announcement of the 4th Indo-french CEFIPRA Astronomy meeting (IFCAM) on 'Galactic and extragalactic universe in the era of new-generation radio (SKA and pathfinders)/IR/Optical (MSE) facilities' jointly organized by the University of Lyon and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). The meeting is supported by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Resea
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:11
The YouTube link for the livestream is: https://youtu.be/k3GLGs8_fME Title: Extraordinary/Ordinary: R. Rajalakshmi’s Life in Science Abstract: “Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.” This prescient quote from Marx is doubly true for women as they rearrange their lives to meet the expectations of their fathers and husbands. For women
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Posted On: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:10
A book on Gravitational Waves - Title: A New Window to the Universe - Authors: Ajit Kembhavi, Pushpa Khare The book is qualitative and meant for the general reader, but there are some chapters (Detectors, Detections, Future Developments) which should provide useful summaries of the current status to physicists and astronomers. The book is available on https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-15-5709-5 Customer can order it via https://www.springer.com/in/book/9789811557088
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Posted On: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:34
Please find attached SkyNews September 2020
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Posted On: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 11:21
The Physics Department of Presidency University is going to organize an online Physics Summit- Presision '20 (website: https://presision20.weebly.com). As a part of this event, we will have Undergraduate Symposium, Public Talk, and Panel Discussion. Amidst the lockdown, we are taking things completely online. It will take place on 11, 12, 13 September 2020. Undergraduate Physics Symposium: This event is open to all BSc/BTech-MTech/MSc/Int BS-MS/First-Year Int MSc-PhD students. Students in their
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Posted On: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 15:40
August issue of SkyNews
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Posted On: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 16:58
Dear all, LIGO-India is organising the second session of the "Gravitational Waves @ Home with LIGO-India" lecture series. This series of lectures covers a wide variety of topics related to gravitational wave astrophysics. The lectures are delivered by leading experts from various institutes, and are broadly aimed at college students. All lectures are online on youtube, and free for all to attend. Questions asked by the audience are relayed to speakers, who try to answer as many of them as possib
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Posted On: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:04
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) invites proposals from the astronomical community of India and Belgium for observations with 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) for the observing cycle from October 2020 to January 2021 (DOT-2020-C2). The deadline for receiving these proposals is 23:59:59 IST (UTC+5.5 hrs), Sunday, August 09, 2020. India has 93% share in the telescope time of which 33% is guaranteed to ARIES, and the Belgian share is 7%. The Principal Investigat
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