Announcement

Posted On: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 22:46
Greetings from the Department of Physics, NIT Calicut. We are organizing a DST/SERB sponsored High-End Workshop (online mode) on “Solar Activities and their influences in the Heliosphere and Planetary Atmospheres” during March 8-14, 2021. The workshop aims to provide an overview of the current understanding and frontier problems in solar and planetary sciences by inviting eminent researchers working in related fields. The participants will get a broad overview of theoretical, experimental, obser
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Posted On: Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 15:28
Greetings. The Teaching Learning Centre of the Astronomy Centre for Educators, IUCAA, along with the IUCAA Centre for Astronomy Research and Development, Tezpur University, is pleased to announce a course on introductory astronomy and astrophysics. This is essentially for college teachers with a focus on the north-east where astronomy and astrophysics has been introduced as an elective paper in the undergraduate level by some of the universities. Interested faculty members in universities a
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Posted On: Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 15:19
The Teaching Learning Centre of the Astronomy Centre for Educators is pleased to announce an online advanced  course on pulsar astrophysics, by Professor Dipankar Bhattacharya of IUCAA. This course is essentially for faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and research  scholars working in the field, and is for a duration of about two months. A copy of the poster is attached. These lectures will take a broad and intensive look at the fundamental questions and results of pulsar  astrophysics. The s
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Posted On: Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 19:10
We are pleased to attach the SkyNews January 2021 issue, along with our greetings and compliments. For the uninitiated, SkyNews is a free electronic newsletter for sky observers in India. It gives information about what can be observed in the night sky directly and through a small telescope. You are welcome to pass on this newsletter to anyone else who might be interested in such observations. If you are part of an amateur astronomy group that organises public star parties, do let us know. We
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Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 09:30
An IIA-50 Conference - Advances in Observations and Modelling of Solar Magnetism and Variability 1 – 4 March, 2021 First Announcement As part of a series of events celebrating the Golden Jubilee year of The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (https://www.iiap.res.in/IIA50/), a solar physics conference titled “Advances in Observation and Modelling of Solar Magnetism and Variability” is being organised by IIA and will be held during 1 – 4 March, 2021. The meeting will be in a hybrid format — in pers
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Posted On: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 14:18
Inviting you to join this people’s participation during the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Jupiter and Saturn are now (16 Dec 2020)seen very close to each other.  The planets will be seen closest on 21 Dec 2020.   All you have to do is to look above the western sky about 40 min after the sunset.If the sky is clear then you should be able the planets well above the horizon and check if you can see the planets separately; then visit this link and fill the form: https://docs.google.com/for
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Posted On: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 14:24
The School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, in association with the Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune will be conducting a Workshop on Ultraviolet Astronomy (Dec 5 - 7 2020). The last date for applying is 26th Nov 2020. The link for applying is given below and the poster is attached. https://cutt.ly/uvastronomy Dr. K. Indulekha
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Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:07
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings. Given the current pandemic situation, the Ministry of Education along with AICTE, and NTA (for conducting the examinations), have decided to offer the ARPIT 2019 courses for ARPIT 2020. Accordingly the course on "Stars and Stellar systems" which IUCAA NRC had made last year with the help of many leading researchers in the field, is being offered as ARPIT 2020. The course material are presently available via SWAYAM. The course covers stars and stella
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Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:06
We are pleased to attach the SkyNews December 2020 issue, along with our greetings and compliments. For the uninitiated, SkyNews is a free electronic newsletter for sky observers in India. It gives information about what can be observed in the night sky directly and through a small telescope. You are welcome to pass on this newsletter to anyone else who might be interested in such observations. If you are part of an amateur astronomy group that organises public star parties, do let us know. We
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Posted On: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 20:34
The Scientific Workshop will take place on January 12, 2021 , followed the next day by the India-SA Astronomy Working Group Meeting on January 13, 2021. Both events will be hosted via video conference (Zoom). Please find more details from the attached file. - Dipankar Bhattacharya
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Posted On: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:05
The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore is organizing a three day virtual meeting during 1 - 3 December 2020 to celebrate five years of observations with UVIT. Please find more details from the attached poster. Meeting link: https://www.iiap.res.in/uvit_2020 Registration closes on 10th November 2020 -C. S. Stalin
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Posted On: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:02
Please find the attached SkyNews for November 2020 -Arvind Paranjpye
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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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