India at IAU GA, Busan

XXXIst International Astronomical Union General Assembly (IAUGA 2022), is being hosted at BEXCO in Busan, Republic of Korea, between August 2 and 11, 2022 under the theme “Astronomy for All”. ASI-POEC is exhibiting a stall at IAUGA 2022, where Indian astronomical facilities are being showcased. The major ones have been highlighted in the posters and flyers. This page contains further supplementary information.

Click here for the flyers on Indian Astronomy Facilities

IR + Optical Facilities

3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT)

Contact: Brijesh Kumar <>

  1. Kumar, B. et al., 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope Project: Completion and first results. Bulletin de la Societe Royale des Sciences de Liege, 87:29–41, Apr. 2018.
  2. Sagar, R. et al., The 3.6-meter Devasthal Optical Telescope: From inception to realisation. Current Science, 117:365–381, May 2019, 1905.12896.
  3. Omar, A. et al., Scientific capabilities and advantages of the 3.6-meter optical telescope at Devasthal, Uttarakhand. Current Science, 113(4):682, Aug. 2017, 1710.01050.
References for Instruments on DOT:

Observing proposals are submitted using the DOT Online Proposal Submission and Evaluation System (DOPSES)

A short video on DOT

4m ​International ​Liquid Mirror ​Telescope (ILMT)

Contact: Kuntal Misra <>

A short video on ILMT

  1. Kumar, Brajesh et al., Upcoming 4m ILMT facility and data reduction pipeline testing,  J Astrophys. Astron. 43, 10 (2022).
  2. Kumar, Brajesh et al., The zenithal 4-m International Liquid Mirror Telescope: a unique facility for supernova studies, Mon. Not. Roy. Astro. Soc., 476, 2075–2085, 2018.
  3. Kumar, Brajesh et al., Supernovae study: Context of the 4-m International Liquid Mirror Telescope, Proceedings of the First Belgo-Indian Network for Astronomy & Astrophysics (BINA) workshop, November 2016, held in Nainital, India, Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, Vol. 87, pp. 80-87, 2018.

Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO)

Hanle: India’s First Dark Sky Reserve Film

2m Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT)

Contact: Eswar Reddy Bacham <>

Instruments on HCT:
References for Instruments:

A short video on HCT 

0.7m GROWTH-India Telescope (GIT)

Contact: Varun Bhalerao <>

Vainu Bappu Observatory (VBO)

2.34m Vainu Bappu Telescope (VBT)

Contact: Eswar Reddy Bacham <>

Instruments on VBT

A short video on VBT operations 

Observing proposals for HCT/VBT/GIT are submitted using this Online Proposal Submission.

Mount Abu Infrared Observatory (MIRO)

2.5m Telescope

Contact: Mudit Srivastava <>

Reference for Instrument on 2.5m Telescope:


Contact: Eswar Reddy Bacham <>

Other optical telescopes in India: 


Radio Facilities

Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope

Contact: Divya Oberoi <>


GMRT Data Archive

A short video on GMRT 

SKA India Consortium

Ooty Radio Telescope (ORT)


Gauribidanur Observatory

Contact: R. Ramesh <>



Solar Observations

Kodaikanal Solar Observatory (KSO)

Contact: Ebenezer Chellasamy Edwin <

KSO Digitized Data Archive

Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO)

Contact: Shibu K Mathew <

MAST Data Archive

USO GONG Data Archive 

Aries Hα Solar Telescope

Contact: Vaibhav Pant <

Gauribidanur Radio Observatory (GBO)

Contact: R. Ramesh <>

Aditya-L1 (Space Mission)

Contact: Dipankar Banerjee <>

National Large Solar Telescope (NLST)

Contact: K. Sankarasubramanian <



Contact: Sukanta Bose <>

A short video on LIGO-India.


High Energy Astrophysics


Contact: Pravata Mohanty <


Contact: V. Chitnis <


Contact: K. K. Yadav <


Astronomy and Planetary Science Space Missions



AstroSat Data

Astrosat Science Support Cell (ASSC)

Mars Orbiter Mission 

MOM Data


Chandrayaan-1 Data


Chandrayaan-2 Data

Aditya-L1 (Space Mission)





Indian Astronomy @IAUGA 2022, Busan Virtual Booth 


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