Recent Updates

Mars – Venus – Moon Conjunction 12-13th July 2021

The planets Venus and Mars are moving closer to each other as seen in the western sky just after sunset. Their closest approach is on 13th July. The moon also gets close to them on 12th July. These are all naked-eye events and we invite everyone to see it for themselves. We have made a […]

Mars goes behind the Moon – 17th April, 2021

On the evening of April 17, 2021 you can enjoy seeing an amazing event in the sky where a crescent Moon will eclipse (occult) the red planet Mars between 5:30pm and 7:30 pm Indian Time. This event will be visible from many parts of India, especially in the East. The disappearance will occur when it […]

ASI-POEC University Teaching of Astronomy Session

The ASI-POEC is organising a special session on “University Teaching of Astronomy: The Experimental Component”, to be held during ASI-2021. This session aims to bring together academic scientists, university teachers and educators to exchange and share their experiences and ideas for setting up appropriate experiments to complement theoretical teaching of Astronomy at the University (both […]