Announcement

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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Posted On: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 18:14
July issue of the Sky News Thanks so much Arvind Paranjpye, Director Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Centre,
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Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 12:13
IIA has organised LIVE STREAM of the ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE from Hanle, Kodaikanal and Bengaluru along with IIA Public outreach webinars on 21st June 2020 at 10.15 am onwards LIVE STREAM of Eclipse and Webinar link: https://youtu.be/Plrmb12pB4Q Hanle Link: https://youtu.be/jmnj-k_mt2Q All links at one page: https://sites.google.com/view/iiaoutreach/ [2] Visibility at Hanle is 90%, Visibility at Leh 87%, Merak 85%, Bangalore 36% and Kodaikanal is 27%. Duration: 3 hours, 22 minutes, 13 seconds Part
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Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 12:12
AGU Fall Meeting: Dec 7-11 Dec 2020 https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting Down the icy road: The journey of ices from interstellar clouds to planetary systems Session ID: 102214 Session Description: Ices are ubiquitous in the Universe, from icy bodies in our Solar System to interstellar clouds and planet-forming disks. These ices represent a large reservoir of C, H, O, and N-bearing volatile compounds that can already form at the pre-stellar stage, be inherited, and evolve around protostars and plane
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Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 09:16
We are all expectantly waiting for the Summer Solstice Solar Eclipse on Sunday i.e. 21 June, 2020. It will be breathtakingly annular (almost 99% coverage) in a belt in North India and partial in various percentages in the rest of the country. Everyone is welcome to get more details and resources regarding it at: http://astron-soc.in/outreach/activities/aseindia2020/ To allow everyone to enjoy it and to learn about it from the safety of their homes in these times, the ASI-POEC and Inter-Universit
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Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 13:53
Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciencES (ARIES), India and Space Sciences, Technologies and Astrophysics Research Institute (STAR, Liège University), Belgium are organizing a three days online workshop (29, 30 June and 01 July, 2020, https://aries.res.in/~ilmt/), via the Zoom platform, in the context of the 4m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) which is located in Devasthal, ARIES, India. The ILMT has been fully constructed and is expected to get its first light in Fal
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Posted On: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 18:20
Anupam Bhardwaj of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Beijing and Gabriela Calistro Rivera of the European Southern Observatory, Munich have been awarded the Gruber Foundation Fellowships for 2020. Anupam completed his PhD from University of Delhi in 2017 on the topic of "Light Curve Analysis of Variable Stars". Each year, The Gruber Foundation, in collaboration with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), funds a US$50 000 fellowship for promising young astronomers.The anno
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Posted On: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:09
Internationally, IAU, SKA, Nature-Index have already highlighted our citizen science research efforts. Specially because of Covid-19, IAU created a list of online resources for public to stay engaged in learning astronomy from home. RAD@home has been listed there. I hope such a broadcast from ASI will be in the public interest. https://www.skatelescope.org/outreachandeducation/outreach-resources/cit... https://www.iau.org/public/callforonlineresources/ go.nature.com/2ZJraif   Message: "While we
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