About Astronomical Society of India

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.

Latest Updates

The following awards were presented during the concluding session of the ASI 2023 meeting on 5th March 2023.

K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation Award

Sonu Tabitha Paulson (IIST) - 6.7 GHz methanol masers and the early phases of massive star formation

Honorable Mention - K D Abhyankar Best Thesis Presentation Award

Yash Bhargava (IUCAA) - Spectro-timing studies of accretion disks in black hole binaries

Read More
Posted On: 07-03-2023

The recipients of the ASI awards for the year 2022. The awards will be given out during the upcoming ASI2023 meeting at IIT-Indore, Indore.

1. ASI Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award - Prof. Jayant V. Narlikar

2. Professor M. K. Vainu Bappu Gold Medal - Dr. Eve J. Lee, McGill University, Canada

3. Justice Oak Award for Outstanding Thesis in Astronomy - Dr. Barnali Das (NCRA-TIFR), Currently at Univ. of Delaware

4. Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award -… Read More

Posted On: 10-02-2023

The Astronomical Society of India (ASI) invites proposals for hosting the annual meeting of the ASI for the year 2024.

As you're aware, the 2023 meeting is planned as an in-person meeting which is scheduled between 01-05 March 2023, at IIT Indore. In the past many years, the format of the meeting has stabilized to a day (or two) devoted to topical workshops just prior to the four-day main meeting. The main meeting is split between plenary and parallel sessions and also includes… Read More

Posted On: 10-11-2022