ऐस्ट्रोसॅट सम्बंधित प्रायः पूछे जाने वाले प्रश्न (FAQ): Translation by Dr. Divya Oberoi (उत्तर नीचे देखिये। अधिक जानकारी इस लिंक पर मिलेगी.)   अस्ट्रोसैट भारत की सर्वप्रथम बहु-तरंगीय अंतररक्ष वेधशाला है। २८ सितम्बर, २०१५ को इसे इसरो द्वारा अंतररक्ष में प्रक्षेसित सकया गया। इस अनूठी वेधशाला में िांच दूरबीनें हैं। इस सार्वजसनक र्ेधशाला का उद्देश्य […]


Find FAQ in other languages and outreach resources here. 1. Why is ASTROSAT a multi-wavelength observatory ? Supposing we cannot touch a human body but are trying to understand what it is made of solely by looking at the radiation from it. The visible light will tell us about the skin, infrared about the temperature […]

Pluto: A new makeover

6:22:03 am IST; July 15, 2015. Thirteen hours since New Horizon’s close flyby to Pluto and subsequent Radio silence. The spacecraft, after nine and half years of space journey, had reached Pluto flew-by at 12,472km on July 14that about 17:19 hrs IST. To make most of this opportunity scientists had oriented New Horizons towards Pluto […]

Artist's Impression of Pluto Encounter

New Horizon keeps its date with Pluto

On July 14th about 17:19 hrs IST (11:49 UTC) NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft, after a sojourn that lasted more than nine and half months, will make its close encounter with Pluto. So far even with best of the telescopes Pluto and its companion Charon were merely just blobs of light, hiding their surface feature, if […]

Picture of the Young Clyde Tombaugh

Where the young rule the underworld

An 11 year old girl, well versed in classical mythology of ancient Rome and Greece, learned from her grandfather, of the discovery of a new planet. The 11 year old was Venetia Burney, and the year was 1930. Venetia Burney Phair at age 11 This new found “planet” had been elusive for decades, avoiding the […]

“Seeing the Invisible” workshop at JNP, Bengaluru

ANNOUNCEMENT Learn about – Hydrogen line and the history of Universe – How to detect radio waves from celestial bodies ? – How to ‘see’ hydrogen ? Radio Astronomy ushered in a new era in our understanding of the universe. In the last decades it has evolved in to an exciting field covering solar system […]

Workshop on Bhaskaracharya’s work

2014 is the 900th birth anniversary of Bhaskacharya, a brilliant mathematician and astronomer of ancient India. A one-day workshop on the scientific work of Bhaskaracharya is being organised by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and the Astronomical Society of India. Venue : Auditorium, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bengaluru Date : 17 […]

33rd meeting of the Astronomical Society of India to be held at NCRA, Pune

We are happy to announce that the 33rd meeting of the Astronomical Society of India will be held at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Pune, during February 17-20, 2015. Further details, including registration, abstract submission forms and accommodation can be found at ASI 2015 will […]

India to be a Partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope Project

On September 24, the Union Cabinet approved India’s participation in the project. The TMT is an optical and near-Infrared telescope with a primary mirror with an effective diameter of 30 meters. When ready around 2023, this will be the largest telescope of its kind in the world. It will enable astronomers to study the Universe […]