Ask an Astronomer

Ask an Astronomer – Series

Join us for a live session on the YouTube Channel of ASI-POEC

Topic: Ask an Astronomer – Music of the Stars
Time: Sep 11, 2021 05:00 PM India
Speaker: Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar
Title: Music of the stars

Topic: Ask an Astronomer – Shashikiran Ganesh
Time: Aug 14, 2021 05:00 PM India


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 UG & PG) level. This is expected to provide a platform for interested people to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges, encountered and solutions adopted for setting up – a) laboratory experiments, b) data analysis worksheets for pedagogical purposes or c) real-time observational experiences – in Indian Universities.

The session includes invited talks by Prof. B. C. Joshi (NCRA-TIFR, Pune) on pedagogical exercises in radio astronomy and Prof. T. R. Seshadri (Delhi University) on reflections on undergraduate astronomy laboratory course.

The organizers invite abstracts for contributory talks/posters from interested people. Please see the details for abstract submission below.

Abstract Submission :
You may submit an abstract (not exceeding 200 words) by sending an email to Chair, POEC ( Please, indicate whether you would like your contribution to be considered as an oral or poster presentation. Please ensure that you have registered for ASI 2021 before submitting your abstract.

Important dates :

ASI 2021 Early Registration Deadline: 25th Jan 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline for ASI-POEC Teaching of Astronomy Session (for this session): 8th Jan 2021

For more info.:

21st Feb 2021, 9.30 am,  Public Lecture:

21st Feb 2021, 5.45 pm ASI-POEC Session: