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 […]

Great Conjunction 2020

List of stream links from India and abroad. India (18:00 IST) IIA-Hanle: Dorje Angchuk and Chriphin Karthick Khagol Mandal, Mumbai: Abhay Deshpande Nehru Planetarium, Delhi : Rathnashree ASI Public Outreach Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, Pune. JN Planetarium, Bengaluru Germany (21:00 IST) – Live observations with explanations from the public observatory Munich: – Livestream from LWL-Planetarium Münster featuring […]

Samanta Chandrasekhar Challenge

A Crosstaff for a Conjunction A call for the Samanta Chandrasekhar Challenge By now, many may have heard about the upcoming Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, on the 21st of December 2020. A very useful article in this connection, by Arvind Paranjpye, Director, Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai, is here https://skytonight.wordpress.com/2020/11/30/the-great-conjunction-21-dec-2020/. He discusses in detail, about […]

Comet NEOWISE 2020 Photography Contest Winners

Names Prize Title Dorje Angchuk First Prize The Neowise Comet and the Newest Union Territory Anurag Wasnik Second Prize A Distant Visitor Karthik Jayashankar Second Prize Neowise Enticing Panchachuli Sathya Narayana Sridhar Third Prize Harbinger of life Rohith K A Third Prize The Lonely Wanderer Dorje Angchuk Special Mention Comet Neowise sojourn over Himalayan Chandra Telescope […]

ASTROSAT – Marathi FAQ

अॅस्ट्रोसॅट विषयी कायम विचारले जाणारे प्रश्न (FAQ): (उत्तरे खाली बघा, अधिक माहिती इथे मिळवा) विविध तरंगलांबीमध्ये निरीक्षणे घेऊ शकणारा भारताचा पहिला उपग्रह ‘अॅस्ट्रोसॅट’ हा २८ सप्टेंबर रोजी ISRO द्वारे अंतराळात प्रक्षेपित करण्यात आलेला आहे. एकाच रचनेमध्ये पाच निरनिराळ्या दुर्बिणी असलेला हा उपग्रह पुढे सर्वांना वापरासाठी खुला होणार आहे. न्यूट्रॉन तारे, कृष्णविवरे, उच्च घनतेचे पदार्थ, ताऱ्यांचा […]

ASTROSAT – Hindi FAQ

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 […]

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 […]

India Joins World’s Experts to Design the Largest Radio Telescope on Earth

India has formally initiated work towards the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which will be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. This telescope is an international project, and will be co-located in radio quiet regions of South Africa and Australia. The SKA Project is now entering an era where the teams […]