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Comet 2020 Photography Contest

ASI-POEC is celebrating the visit of the Comet NEOWISE with a number of outreach activities throughout India. As a part of this, we announce this themed Astro-Photography Competition to draw people to the beauty of the breathtaking comet as well as the night sky and astronomy. The contest provides a chance to showcase the Comet […]

Comet NEOWISE 2020 Credit : Philippe Jacquot

Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3

  This visitor to our neighbourhood is currently making the news, as it offers breathtaking views now in the dawn evening skies across the Northern Hemisphere. Called C/2020 F3 in the astronomical circles, it is a non-periodic comet which was the third discovered in late March 2020 by the space telescope instrument NEOWISE (hence the […]


SkyNews is a monthly compendium of astronomy events observable from India; it is primarily meant for astronomy enthusiasts and amateur astronomers. Most of the events listed here can be observed by the naked eye. Some interesting events are observable through a pair of binoculars or a small telescope. SkyNews will regularly carry the following sections: […]